On This Date in NBA Draft History: June 26, The Cavaliers Chose LeBron James No. 1 Overall


Jun 20, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat small forward LeBron James exits a press conference after defeating the San Antonio Spurs in game seven in the 2013 NBA Finals at American Airlines Arena. Miami Heat won 95-88 to win the NBA Championship. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

2003 – The Cleveland Cavaliers chose LeBron James with the first overall pick of the 2003 NBA Draft. He went on to be the 2004 Rookie of the Year as well as a nine-time All-Star, four-time MVP, two-time champion and two-time Finals MVP. Other All-Stars drafted that year were Carmelo Anthony, Chris Bosh, Josh Howard, Chris Kaman, Dwyane Wade, David West and Mo Williams.

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