LeBron James, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade stories from the SI Vault


• Ahead of His Class By Grant Wahl, February 18, 2002 Ohio high school junior LeBron James is so good that he's already being mentioned as the heir to Air Jordan.

You Gotta Carry That Weight By Jack McCallum, October 27, 2003 Can an 18-year-old shoulder the burden of a league, a city and a few corporations?

The Future Is Now By Charles P. Pierce, February 21, 2005 When you consider the dazzling arc of his career, it's no surprise that LeBron James, at the tender age of 20, is being measured against the greatest players in the NBA.

LeBron Act II By Chris Ballard, April 24, 2006 He's the Cavaliers' leader and an MVP candidate-and deep down, at 21, still a kid. LeBron James charges into the second phase of his unparalleled career with his playoff debut this weekend.

The Power Of LeBron By Chris Ballard, February 02, 2009 He outweighs centers and outruns guards. He is getting bigger, stronger and smarter -- he even sees better. To appreciate the ways in which is evolving, first you have to break him down.


Without a Blemish By Seth Davis, December 17, 2001 Marquette is off to a 9-0 start behind multitalented rookie guard Dwyane Wade.

Super Sidekick By Jack McCallum, January 17, 2005 In just his second season, versatile guard Dwyane Wade (a.k.a. Flash) has turned Miami into the team to beat in the East, while helping Shaq to forget you-know-who.

Dwyane's World By Chris Ballard, July 5, 2006 In just his third NBA season, Dwyane Wade blossomed from an exciting talent into a true -- and truly unique -- superstar as he carried the Heat to its first championship.

A Flying Finish By Jack McCallum, July 5, 2006 Down two games to none against Dallas, Miami hitched its hopes and dreams to the soaring Dwyane Wade, who carried the Heat to four straight victories and the team's first NBA championship.

The Power Of One By Phil Taylor, January 19, 2009 Sure, Kobe Bryant and LeBron James have their teams atop the standings, but what Dwyane Wade has done is no less impressive: single-handedly lift the Heat into playoff contention.


That Other Rookie By Jack McCallum, December 22, 2003 NBA fans already know top picks LeBron and Carmelo, but 19-year-old Chris Bosh is making a name for himself with the rejuvenated Raptors.

Heir Canada By Ian Thomsen, January 30, 2006 Chris Bosh has assumed the mantle of franchise player in Toronto, but unlike his predecessors he'd prefer to stick around.

Play By The Rules By Alexander Wolff, August 25, 2008 Frustrated in the past by the international rule book, the U.S. team, led by reserves Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade, has shown the ability to adapt ? and to dominate.

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