As a nod to LeBron James entering his 14th NBA season, Mitchell & Ness will be bringing back his rookie game jersey.
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 25pts, 9asts, & 6rebs as the Cavaliers fell to the Kings. His 25pts set a record for debut scoring by a NBA rookie who entered the league directly from high school. He shot 60% from the floor & shrunk a 19pt deficit down to 2pts in the 4 th 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 vs.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 James’ rookie jersey will be exclusively launching in-store and online exclusively at Cleveland’s Xhibition this Friday, October 7th. The retail price tag is set at $250 USD.
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