Michael Jordan (Copyright 2001 NBAE Mandatory Credit: Mike Powelll/Allsport)

In honor of Black History Month, we felt it was time to highlight our favorite African American Male Athletes.

View the gallery below of these amazing athletes, see some statistics, and the yardstick measurements for every athlete that will come after them, hoping for greatness.

LeBron James

LeBron James (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)

Not exactly a college dropout, but LeBron was able to chase the NBA with the Cleveland Cavaliers without even stepping foot on a campus team. James, who is hailed as one of the biggest basketball stars of current day has led his teams to multiple NBA titles. One of the highest paid stars, he has multiple endorsements including Verizon, Coca-Cola,m and even Beats By Dre.

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