LeBron James
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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.