BELGRADE, Yugoslavia -- It's 7:30 p.m. on Thursday
night. Much of the U.S. is tuning in breathlessly to
the first national broadcast on ESPN2 of a LeBron
James high school basketball game. The general public
is learning what NBA scouts and I have known for the
last couple of years -- James is a phenom. A freak of
nature. The type of kid that comes along once a
decade. The total package.
It's not news. Had he come out last year, as a high
school junior, chances are he seriously would have
challenged Yao Ming to be the top pick in the draft. This year he's the undisputed No. 1 pick. NBA teams
are tanking games as we speak to get their hands on
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