His teammates called him "Elvis" because of his fame. They laughed when he donned a wig and sunglasses so he could walk around a mall without being noticed.
Yes, LeBron James was big news when he joined the Cleveland Cavaliers 10 years ago, But could anybody have envisioned back then the prodigy from Akron, Ohio, would end up being this legendary of a player?
As a skinny rookie in 2003-04, James averaged 20.9 points, unprecedented for a player straight out of high school. But he shot just 41.7 percent on a team that went 35-47, the only losing season James ever has experienced.
James, of course, developed into a player who would win three MVP trophies and this season is bound for a fourth. He bolted his home-state Cavaliers for the Miami Heat after he became a free agent in 2010 and is now clearly the NBA's top player.
The 6-foot-8 forward returns Wednesday with the Heat to Cleveland for the fourth time since he left and for the first time in more than a year. With this marking ...