LeBron James hilariously stated how it still bothered him that he wasn’t named as an All-Star back in 2004, when he was a rookie.
LeBron James is one of the best basketball players ever to step on the court. For over the past 18 years, James has been giving his everything, no matter what game. Many believe, once all said and done, he will be the GOAT.
King James has been entertaining his millions of fans around the league for nearly two decades now. His impressive and overly-stacked resume proves to us, why he is considered as one of the game’s biggest megastars.
This March 7th, LeBron will be starting in his 17th consecutive All-Star Game. The only one time when he actually didn’t make the team was when he was a young 19-year-old, entering the league straight out of high school.
It is extremely rare for a player to make the All-Star team in his rookie year. Although, in an interview, He added:
“It was incredible. First of all, I’m a kid from Akron, Ohio and I was in Los Angeles for my first All-Star weekend. That was an incredible moment for myself, for my family to be here. Obviously, I wanted to be in the All-Star Game, still kind of irks me a little bit, but I got over it.”
‘Spending that event in my first year is something I won’t forget’: LeBron James
Of course, LeBron James is no stranger to the All-Star weekend. He’s been to each and every weekend to participate in the event. In his first year, he was a part of the rookie challenge exhibition game. When asked to talk about his first All-Star weekend, James reminisced and stated:
“It’s just being here and being around Melo and D Wade and the rest of the guys, you know just being a part of the festivities something I watched my whole life. I was like ‘Wow! How great it’d be to be a part of the All-Star weekend’. For it to be my rookie year and for me to be in the rookie challenge, it was something that I probably never forget. I got an opportunity to wear some dope shoes that night too… It was a long time ago. I’m happy tho.”
LeBron did average some great numbers for a first-year player but apparently wasn’t good enough to get him an All-Star spot over the likes of Tracy McGrady or Vince Carter or Paul Pierce.
In his 18th season, the 4-time NBA champion is showing absolutely no signs of slowing down. He continues to dominate the league. While averaging 25.5 points, 8.1 rebounds and 7.8 assists per game, he’s making a strong case for this season’s MVP. He is coming off a championship season in aspirations to lead his team to the same success.