Doug Christie Tells Funny Story of LeBron James' Famous Dunk Vs. Kings

He might be a kid from Akron, but LeBron James' first signature NBA moment came 16 years ago in Sacramento.

James' debut as an 18-year-old rookie came 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 with a pass, but LeBron was on the prowl for the steal. 

The rest is history.

As James 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 clip 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."

Like LeBron, Fox still can recall his first taste of the NBA, too. 

"For me, it was more memorable because we were playing the Rockets," Fox said. "And I grew up in Houston. I think that's why I'll always remember that game." 

[RELATED: Fox believes Kings 'growing,' details franchise's next step]

Though it wasn't quite James' 25 points and nine rebounds against the Kings, Fox still scored 14 points and dished five assists in his first NBA game at just 19 years old. 

Listen to Fox and Christie on Road Trippin' in the player below, and subscribe here.

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