Advertisement The 6’8” Comey does know his hoops. Before beginning his professional career he played college ball for Holy Cross. Former FBI Director James Comey is in the middle of a whirlwind PR tour for his new book A Higher Loyalty, which details his time as FBI Director and firing by President Trump.Even though the PR tour is mostly about Comey’s time as FBI Director and the behind the scenes account of his firing, Comey unexpectedly revealed that he’s a HUGE LeBron James fan.“I used to talk about him all over the FBI. He illustrates what the endless pursuit of excellence looks like. It’s because he measures himself not against the others but against himself,” Comey said he is inspired by LeBron working on weaknesses in his game during the offseason, and would implore FBI Agents under his command to similarly work on their weaknesses. He also said that LeBron is still the best basketball player in the world, hands down.