Draft Flashback: Cavs select LeBron James with the 1st pick in 2003

Published on June 26th, 2014 by Astramskas, David | 4,331 views

On this day in history, 2003, the Cleveland Cavaliers made the easy decision of selecting hometown kid LeBron James from St. Vincent-St. Mary High School with the #1 pick in the 2003 NBA Draft.


  1. LeBron James, Cle
  2. Darko Milicic, Det
  3. Carmelo Anthony, Den
  4. Chris Bosh, Tor
  5. Dwyane Wade, Mia
  6. Chris Kaman, LAC
  7. Kirk Hinrich, Chi
  8. T.J. Ford, Mil
  9. Mike Sweetney, NY
  10. Jarvis Hayes, Was

Other Notables:  David West (18), Boris Diaw (21), Kendrick Perkins (27), Josh Howard (29), Mo Williams (47), Kyle Korver (51)




2003 NBA Draft Class

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Aka VincentDa & RedApples fka Expiredpineapples. My alter-ego is a digital-marketing guy in Houston. Won editing awards & created obsolete flash websites that have been featured in mags like Sports Illustrated. Studied film & women at FSU during the golden age of hip-hop. Collects records, laserdiscs, sports memorabilia & toys. Father of 2 daughters that are more athletic and popular on YouTube.

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