He might be a kid from Akron, but LeBron James' first signature moment in the NBA came in Sacramento.
James' first NBA game as an 18-year-old rookie was against the Kings at Arco Arena. With just over three minutes left in the first quarter and the Kings leading 31-21, Peja Stojakovic looked to Doug Christie, but LeBron was on the prowl for the steal.
The rest is history. As he rose up for the dunk, Christie was in the back trailing the teenager. And it turns out the play will be history for a long time for other reasons, too.
"The other day we went to the National Museum of African-American History," Christie said to Kings point guard De'Aaron Fox on The Uninterrupted Road Trippin' Podcast. "And I'm in there ... trailin' LeBron!"
In the sports section at the end of the museum, to Christie's surprise, the clips plays. Not a picture, but a video of the dunk, which still makes the former Kings forward ask Stojakovic what he was thinking with the pass.
"I always ask him, I'm like, 'dude he's 18, what are you thinking? You know he's gonna shoot the gap,'" Christie said. "... And the rest is history."
There's no doubt, that dunk will go down in history. Like LeBron, Fox can still recall his first taste of the NBA, too.
"I definitely remember my first game. For me it was more memorable because we were playing the Rockets," Fox, a Houston native, said. "And I grew up in Houston. I think that's why I'll always remember that game."
Though it wasn't quite James' 25 points and nine rebounds against the Kings, Fox still scored 14 and dished five assists in his first NBA game at only 19 years old.
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