Lebron James’ First NBA Game
This is Lebron James' first career NBA game vs the Sacramento Kings in 2003. By any standards, this is an incredible performance. 25 points, 9 assists, 6 rebounds, and 4 steals in 42 minutes. The Cavs lost 106-92 on the road to the Sacramento Kings.
Some interesting facts about the debut from ESPN:
• The game was delayed when the opening act of ESPN's doubleheader, between the Orlando Magic and New York Knicks, went to overtime. The tipoff in Sacramento was pushed back so the national TV audience could see James' debut in its entirety. (In case you're wondering, the Magic beat the Knicks 85-83, behind 26 points by Tracy McGrady.)
• James' point total exceeded the combined NBA debut totals of Kobe Bryant(zero points), Jermaine O'Neal (two), Kwame Brown (two), Eddy Curry (two),Tyson Chandler (one), Kevin Garnett (eight) and McGrady (zero)
Lebron’s frustration with the way his team played vs the warriors was evident in their last game when he was on the bench with his head in his hands. I think we will see a different Cav's team tonight.
Game two is tonight at 8 Eastern.