When I was surfing the web yesterday, I came across this old Nike Commercial about Cleveland Cavalier Lebron James and the possibility that Lebron could not handle the pressure of the NBA.
Lebron at that time was one of the most hyped players to come out of high school to the NBA and many scouts had questions of whether or not Lebron going to be another high school bust. At that time, the Kwame Brown situation happened in Washington along with the “Baby Bulls” in Chicago where Tyson Chandler and Eddy Curry had yet to pan out. (Some are still waiting for Eddy Curry to pan out period)
To be honest, even I had thoughts that this was going to be another bad pick for a Cavalier franchise that was at the utter depths of ineptitude before Lebron got there. We all knew he had talent but he was playing against high school kids and that made a fair amount of people question his true talent.
Well, he quickly changed all our minds when he exploded onto the scene against the Sacramento Kings with a twenty-five point, nine assists, and four steals performance.
Ironically enough, most of us did not get to see the beginning of Lebron’s debut since ESPN was stuck in a hapless situation since the game before it, the New York Knicks against the Orlando Magic went into overtime. Even though the Cavaliers lost to Sacramento in Lebron debut, it showed us what was to come from Lebron James.
Remember when we had doubts about Lebron James. Funny, huh?