James has been chosen by the Cleveland Cavaliers with the first total pick in the NBA draft in 2003. In his first professional game, he recorded twenty-five points against the team of Sacramento Kings, which set an NBA record for most scored points by a prep-to-professional player in his debut outing. Eventually, Lebron was named the NBA rookie of the year and finish with averages of 5.5 rebounds, 20.9 points, and 5.9 assists every game. He has become the first Cavalier to receive the honor and joined Michael Jordan and Oscar Robertson as the only players in the history of NBA to average a minimum of 5 assists and rebounds, and 20 points every game in their rookie year. The Cavaliers failed to make it to the playoffs regardless of an 18-game improvement over the past year.
Lebron’s Important Accomplishments on Sports
Lebron James attained his first NBA All-Star Game selection in 2004 to 2005, and added 6 assists, 8 rebounds, and 13 points in a winning fight effort for the Eastern Conference. On the 20th of March, he scored 56 points against the Toronto Raptors, which set the new single game points record of Cleveland. With average of 2.2 steals, 27.2 points, 7.4 rebounds, 7.2 assists, every game to complete the season; he has been named to his first All-NBA Team. Regardless of a 30-20 record to begin the year, Cleveland has failed again to make the playoffs, and finish the season at 42-40.
Lebron James as MVP of all time
At the All-Star Game in 2006, Lebron James led the East to victory with 29 points, and he was chosen as the Most Valuable Player of the NBA All-Star Game. Behind the final season averages of 6.6 assists, 7 rebounds, and 31.4 points every game, he finished second in the Most Valuable Player Award in NBA voting to Steve Nash. Under Lebron’s leadership, the Cavaliers has qualified for the playoffs for the first time since year 1998. In his postseason debut, he recorded a trip-double in a winning effort against the Washington Wizards. In the series’ Game 3, he made the first game-winning shot of his career, and makes another game in Game 5. Cleveland would go on to defeat the Wizards before it the Detroit Pistons ousted in the 2nd round.
After the Playoffs in 2006, James and the Cleveland Cavaliers have negotiated a 3-year 60 million dollars extension of contract with a player option for a 4th year. Even though it has been fewer years and less money as compared to the maximum that he could, it allotted him the choice to seek for a new contract as unrestricted free agent following the 2009 to 2010 season. He discussed this decision with Chris Bosh and Dwayne Wade, whom his fellow members on his draft class in 2003, who also resigned with their respective teams while enabling them to become unrestricted agents in year 2010.
In 2006 to 2007, the averages of Lebron James declined to 6 assists, 1.6 steals, 6.7 rebounds, and 27.3 points each game. Several analysts have attributed the fall to a regression in his shot selection and passing skills, which stem from a lack of focus and effort. The Cavaliers have finished the season with 50 wins for the 2nd consecutive year and they entered the playoffs as the second seed of the East. During the Game 5 of Conference Finals, Lebron made stunning 48 points with 7 assists and 9 rebounds, and then scored 29 of the last 30 points of Cleveland, which include the game-winning lay-up with only 2 seconds left against the Pistons.
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