LeBron James: From Rookie Phenom to Arguably the NBA’s Best Player

March 1st, 2010 by Mike B. Leave a reply »
I first remember hearing about him sometime in 2002.

Somebody—I don't remember who—was claiming he was a combination of Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, and John Stockton.

They said he possessed Jordan's tremendous athleticism, Magic's spectacular passing ability, and Stockton's mental toughness.

Everybody, I mean everybody, was saying he was going to skip college and be the top pick in the 2003 NBA Draft.

They were also saying he was going to become one of the greatest players the NBA world has ever seen.

Who was this high school kid everybody was talking about?

His name was LeBron James.

I watched a few of his high school highlights and I was impressed, but I wanted to see what this so-called "Next Jordan" could do in the NBA. Was he going to live up to all the hype that surrounded him or was he going to turn out to be just another bust?

LeBron signed a whopping $90 million shoe contract with Nike in May 2003, before he ever set foot onto an NBA court.

And as expected, he was selected first overall by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the '03 draft, ahead of future star ...

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