Coming out of the Darko
NBA Insider Chad Ford spent a week wandering through Eastern Europe in search of the next international phenom. Check out his daily reports from Germany, Yugoslavia and Croatia.
Updated: February 12, 2003, 2:16 PM ETBy Chad Ford
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.
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