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LeBron James, Usa
IBN Notes: Known as “King James,” LeBron was arguably the most talked-about NBA draft pick, (and definitely the most-talked about high-schooler) putting himself on a short list that included only centers before him; Lew Alcindor, Shaquille O’Neal and Patrick Ewing. In his short time in the NBA, unbelievably, he has lived up to the hype. The body of a power forward, the quickness of a small forward, the eyes of a point guard, and the knowledge of a 10-year NBA veteran, the only weakness James has is a consistent jumpshot and even that is beginning to look like a shaky argument. LeBron's size and strength, his athleticism and knowledge, his ability to see the floor with Larry Bird/Magic Johnson depth, the ease with which he gets into the lane and finish - all these attributes defy his age and experience.
Nba.com Facts: Named NBA Rookie of the Year becoming the first Cavalier and youngest player to ever receive the award…one of three rookies in NBA history to average at least 20 points, five rebounds and five assists in one season (O. Robertson, M. Jordan)
Name: LeBron James
Nickname: King James, LBJ (NBA), Bron-Bron
Origin: Akron, Ohio, USA
Schools: Saint Vincent-Saint Mary High School
Drafted: 2003, First Round, 1st Pick Overall by the Cleveland Cavaliers
Website: LeBronJames.com & InterBasket
Teams (Jersey): Saint Vincent-Saint Mary High School (23), Usa National Team (9), Cleveland Cavs (23) Buy LeBron's Jersey
IBN Notes: Though the King wears a number 23 jersey in honor of his airness, LeBron, with his adept skill of seeing plays before him, King James is more like Magic Johnson and Larry Bird than he is like Michael Jordan.
IBN Facts: On November 13, 2005, LeBron James became the youngest player in NBA history to score 4,000 career points beating out fellow high-school basketball prodigy Kobe Bryant. Along with Dwayne Wade, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Bosh, Kirk Hinrich* (and maybe eventully Darko Milicic), LeBron's 2003 draft class could go down as one of the most potent and talented draft classes in the history of the NBA - next to 1984 and the 1996 classes.
|LeBron James Links From our forum: Article(s) and other resources: LeBronJames.com (Official Site) LeBron James Photo Gallery (Yahoo!) The LeBron Phenomenon LeBron James Links (About.com) LeBron James Interview (InsideHoops.com, 2003) Crown Royal (SLAMOnline.com, 2005)|