LeBron James Torched New Lakers Signing In High School
August 5, 2021
Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James joined the NBA right after high school. He was the top prospect that year and the Cleveland Cavaliers took him right away. LeBron became the best basketball player of all time. He has won four rings and his fifth championship win is on his way.
LeBron played with 180 different teammates since joining the league in 2003. Some of this players will join the list in the 2021-22 NBA season. The front office signed an excellent number of veterans, including Trevor Ariza. The 17-year NBA veteran won a ring in Los Angeles with Lakers legend Kobe Bryant in 2009.
LeBron and Ariza got into a thing at the very same moment they touched the ball. The king met his rival.
LeBron James was a star in high school
Pretty much everyone was a fan of LeBron and Ariza and his uncle didn’t like any of that. They even made some comments to blast his reputation.
What did LeBron do? He beat Ariza and scored as many points as Ariza’s team. Beat that!
King James was a star in high school. He was on the cover of Sports Illustrated as a junior, and he was one of a kind. LeBron was also the first-ever junior to become Gatorade National Player of the Year after hitting 29 points, 8.3 rebounds, 5.7 assists, and 3.3 steals per game.
ESPN and Time Warner honored LeBron and he wasn’t even a star back then. People wanted to watch him win.
LeBron and his teammates played against Westchester High School. The team had the No.18 prospect in the country – Ariza. He led the Comets to a state title in 2002 and did it again in 2003.
Ariza didn’t like the fact that LeBron gets all the attention. He said LeBron was “overhyped.”
The two teams played at the Prime Time Shootout in Trenton, New Jersey on February 3, 2003. The Comets had an early 6-0 lead. After the first quarter, LeBron had 18 points and at half he had 35. After three quarters of the game, LeBron had 49 and had a 10-point lead on his own. It was a beautiful 52-point game for LeBron and 78-52 win for the team.
Radmila graduated with a degree in Translation & Interpreting. She is an NBA and NFL writer for The Ball Zone, and has been covering popular sports topics for several years. A loyal Lakers fan, she puts energy into reporting big roster moves, potential trades, on-court-accomplishments, and off-court rumors.