LeBron James Drafted to the Cleveland Cavaliers
Well we are here, perhaps the deepest and most pivotal draft in recent NBA memory, filled with so many impact players at the top and some scattered in the middle.
This will always be known as the LeBron draft, but its reputation was further enhanced by the stellar careers of Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and Carmelo Anthony.
James may have been one of the most hyped players ever coming directly out of high school. It may have been karma that he was picked by his hometown team, the Cleveland Cavaliers. He would not disappoint. In four seasons, he has turned the Cavaliers around from being a steady lottery team to being a high-seeded playoff team. He won Rookie of the Year honors in 2004, despite barely missing the playoffs, with a 20.9 points per game average, to go along with 5.5 rebounds per game and 5.9 assists per game. He followed that impressive performance in 2005 with 27.2 points per game, 7.4 rebounds per game and 7.2 assists per game. In 2006, he broke the 30-point barrier (31.4 points per game). At just 22 years old, James is one of the league's brightest young superstars.