Thursday, Dec. 18, 2003

Lebron James - Superstar

It was more than most 18-year-olds could handle: the nationally televised high school games, the $90 million sneaker deal, the expectations of being as good as (no, better than!) Michael Jordan. But the NBA's No. 1 pick has not only a world-class talent level, but a maturity that exceeds many of his pro hoops contemporaries. Despite a .414 shooting percentage and a good-but-not-godlike 18.1 scoring average for the suddenly must-see Cavaliers, we are as impressed by what we don't see (selfishness, unsportsmanlike conduct) as by what we do (an understanding of team, respect for the game).