We are no strangers to merging the world of sports with art and design (as ESPN is our biggest client). So we were really taken with this piece, commissioned by Esquire Magazine several years ago, by Parisian artist Xavier Veilhan when we came across it. At twelve feet by eight feet, it’s an imposing portrait of LeBron James made of plywood. Veilhan digitally manipulated and enlarged an image of the basketball icon, then cut pieces of plywood with a jigsaw, and layered and painted them. The result is quite something, and we’re sure even more impressive in person. More basketball art here and here and here.