NBA: Lakers' LeBron James Was Drafted By The Cleveland Cavaliers On This Date 18 Years Ago

LeBron James was the first overall pick in the 2003 NBA Draft.
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LeBron James was drafted first overall by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2003 NBA Draft on June 26, 2003.

18-years-ago from Saturday was when James (also known as the King) was first brought into the NBA.

A photo of James on draft day in 2003 can be seen below from ESPN Stats & Info.

James has played for the Cavaliers twice, Miami Heat and Los Angeles Lakers.

He has four NBA Championships and has won a championship with each of those three teams.

To many, he is the greatest basketball player who has ever lived.

More on the Los Angeles Lakers can be read here.

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