On October 29, 2003, LeBron James made his official NBA debut. Facing the Kings in Sacramento, James made a statement in his first game contributing 25 points, 9 assists, and 6 rebounds as the Cavaliers fell to the Kings. His 25 points set a record for debut scoring by a NBA rookie who entered the league directly from high school. He shot 60% from the floor and; shrunk a 19 point deficit down to 2 points in the 4th quarter.
The game registered a higher viewer rating (2.8 ESPN) than any regular season game from the previous season with the exception of a single game (first Yao versus Shaq matchup).
James went on to average 20.9 points, 5.9 assists and 5.5 rebounds in his rookie campaign and was named 2003-04 Rookie of the Year. He led the team to 18 more wins versus the previous year.
LeBron Rookie Jersey: $250 USD
The LeBron rookie jersey will be exclusively launching at Xhibition in Cleveland on Friday October 7, 2016 with an event.
The shop will be the sole brick and mortar and also an online shop with the jersey for a week.
2068 W 25th Street
Cleveland, OH 44113