“King” James’s Royal Debut in the NBA and His Homecoming Game

Shamarie By Shamarie, 31st Oct 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/435qq7zh/
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On October 30, 2004, LeBron James made his debut in the NBA. 11 years later, he has his first game back as a Cavalier.

"King James" Era

Yesterday, eleven years ago, LeBron James made his NBA debut with the Cleveland Cavaliers on the road against the Sacramento Kings. It was the start of the much-hyped “King James” Era, and the man blessed with the potential to take the NBA to the next level left a strong first impression. He finished the night with 25 points, six rebounds, nine assists, and four steals. LeBron set an NBA record for most points scored by a prep-to-pro player in his debut outing.

After LeBron’s first professional game, NBA fans knew he was destined to be great. His athleticism, size, and quickness impressed many of his contemporaries in the NBA. LeBron James was a hybrid of NBA greats Earvin "Magic" Johnson, Jr. and Michael “Air” Jordan. He became the youngest player in league history to score at least 40 points in a game at 19 years old. LeBron averaged 20.9 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 5.9 assists per game, which earned him Rookie of the Year honors. He was the first Cavalier to accomplish that feat. LeBron James singlehandedly put Cleveland basketball back on the map.

Return of the King

Coincidentally, on October 30, 2014, LeBron James had his homecoming game as a Cavalier against the New York Knicks. Cavaliers’ fans went wild at the Quicken Loans Arena in Ohio as he was introduced. Their hero was back home! Although LeBron James finished the game with 17 points in a loss against the Knicks, it was great to see him once again in a Cavalier jersey.

LeBron is the best player in the NBA. As a two-time NBA champion, he still has many years left to set new NBA records and cement his legacy as one of the greatest players ever.

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1st Nov 2014 (#)

Nice information for the sport review. Thank you for sharing this.

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1st Nov 2014 (#)

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