LeBron James’ stats from every High School game + New rare video footage
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It’s been 11 years since I was buying LeBron James games on VHS from Ebay and trying to record every ESPN feature about the teenage kid on the cover of Sports Illustrated next to the words “The Chosen One.” The one that USA Today chose 2 straight years to make their All-American Team and international teams were trying to sign while he was still a junior in high school.
Playing pro before your senior season is ridiculous but one of my favorite conversations is discussing if LeBron was pro material after his junior year. The initial reaction is to react the way Ray Allen did when saw the NBA staff bringing in the yellow ropes near the end of GM5 but do you think LeBron would of played any worse than Kwame Brown, Dajuan Wagner or Eddy Curry during their rookie seasons? Those 3 straight to pro NBA players were USA Today first team All-Americans along with Junior James.
We all know what James did as a senior, especially when ESPN started showing his high school games back in December of 2002. He dominated teams, highlight reels and won every award imaginable that year and after going to prom he took his controversial Hummer, $90 million dollar Nike contract and game to Cleveland where he put up 25/9/6/4 in his NBA debut.
So if he was able to put up All-Star numbers his first day on the job, don’t you think he had the talent to be at least a bench warmer a year earlier?
Check out LeBron’s stats from every high school he played in.