16 years ago today, LeBron James made his NBA debut for the Cleveland Cavaliers.
In that game, he recorded 25 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists and made a statement that he was here to stay.
A list of some prep-to-pro (coming straight from high school or overseas) NBA debuts:
- LeBron James: 25 points
- Amar’e Stoudemire: 10 points
- Dragan Bender: 10 points
- Kevin Garnett: 8 points
- C.J. Miles: 8 points
- Kwame Brown: 2 points
- Kobe Bryant: 0 points
- Tracy McGrady: 0 points
Today, James has 32,613 points, 8,903 rebounds and 8,692 assists in 1,201 total games.
On the all-time rankings list, he ranks fourth in points, 54th in rebounds and 10th in assists.