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Published on March 1st, 2014 | by Ath letize

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Who Was In LeBron James Draft Class?

lebron james draft classWhen you talk about LeBron James’ 2003 NBA draft it’s easy to put them at the top of the list as far as best draft classes go. Up until 2003 there were no questions being asked about which draft class was the best. Now we have reason to question. When you have a draft that features Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley, Hakeem Olajuwon, John Stockton and others, like the 1984 class did, it’s definitely hard to match.

However, in 2003 after LeBron was taken there were many more all stars selected. At the time of this article, eight all stars to be exact, and four players to make an all-NBA team. This group of athletes will go down in the record books as some of the most talented men to ever play in the NBA collectively. Let’s take a look at the 2003 NBA draft class.

 

 

Lebron James’ Draft Class

Key

* Denotes player who has been selected for at least one All-Star Game and All-NBA Team

+ Denotes player who has been selected for at least one All-Star Game

x Denotes player who has been selected for at least one All-NBA Team

# Denotes player who never played in the NBA regular season and playoffs

Positions: PG – point guard, SG – shooting guard, SF – small forward, PF – power forward, C – center

2003 NBA Draft Picks

PickPlayerPositionNationalityTeam
1LeBron James*SFUnited StatesCleveland Cavaliers
2Darko MilicicCSerbia and MontenegroDetroit Pistons (from Memphis)
3Carmelo Anthony*SFUnited StatesDenver Nuggets
4Chris Bosh*F/CUnited StatesToronto Raptors
5Dwyane Wade*SGUnited StatesMiami Heat
6Chris Kaman+C United States, GermanyLos Angeles Clippers
7Kirk HinrichPGUnited StatesChicago Bulls
8T. J. FordPGUnited StatesMilwaukee Bucks (from Atlanta)
9Michael SweetneyPFUnited StatesNew York Knicks
10Jarvis HayesF/GUnited StatesWashington Wizards
11Micka‘l PiŽtrusG/FFranceGolden State Warriors
12Nick CollisonPFUnited StatesSeattle SuperSonics
13Marcus BanksPGUnited StatesMemphis Grizzlies (from Houston, traded to Boston)[8]
14Luke RidnourPGUnited StatesSeattle SuperSonics (from Milwaukee)
15Reece GainesF/GUnited StatesOrlando Magic
16Troy BellPGUnited StatesBoston Celtics (traded to Memphis)
17Zarko CabarkapaSFSerbia and MontenegroPhoenix Suns
18David West+PFUnited StatesNew Orleans Hornets
19Sasha PavlovicF/GSerbia and MontenegroUtah Jazz
20Dahntay JonesSGUnited StatesBoston Celtics (from Philadelphia, traded to Memphis)
21Boris DiawPFFranceAtlanta Hawks (from Indiana)
22Zoran PlaninicG/FCroatiaNew Jersey Nets
23Travis OutlawSFUnited StatesPortland Trail Blazers
24Brian CookPFUnited StatesLos Angeles Lakers
25Carlos DelfinoSGArgentinaDetroit Pistons
26Ndudi EbiSFUnited Kingdom, NigeriaMinnesota Timberwolves
27Kendrick PerkinsCUnited StatesMemphis Grizzlies (from Sacramento via Orlando, traded to Boston)[8]
28Leandro BarbosaSGBrazilSan Antonio Spurs (traded to Phoenix)[13]
29Josh Howard+F/GUnited StatesDallas Mavericks
30Maciej LampePFPolandNew York Knicks (from Denver)
31Jason KaponoF/GUnited StatesCleveland Cavaliers
32Luke WaltonSFUnited StatesLos Angeles Lakers (from Toronto)
33Jerome BeasleyPFUnited StatesMiami Heat
34Sofoklis Schortsanitis#CGreeceLos Angeles Clippers
35Szymon Szewczyk#PFPolandMilwaukee Bucks (from Memphis)
36Mario Austin#PFUnited StatesChicago Bulls
37Travis HansenSGUnited StatesAtlanta Hawks
38Steve BlakePGUnited StatesWashington Wizards
39Slavko VranesCSerbia and MontenegroNew York Knicks
40Derrick ZimmermanPGUnited StatesGolden State Warriors
41Willie GreenSGUnited StatesSeattle SuperSonics (traded to Philadelphia)[17]
42Zaza PachuliaPFGeorgiaOrlando Magic
43Keith BogansSGUnited StatesMilwaukee Bucks (traded to Orlando)[18]
44Malick Badiane#PFSenegalHouston Rockets
45Matt BonnerFUnited StatesChicago Bulls (from Phoenix, traded to Toronto)
46Sani Becirovic#SGSloveniaDenver Nuggets (from Boston)
47Mo Williams+PGUnited StatesUtah Jazz
48James LangCUnited StatesNew Orleans Hornets
49James JonesSFUnited StatesIndiana Pacers
50Paccelis Morlende#PGFrancePhiladelphia 76ers (traded to Seattle)[17]
51Kyle KorverSFUnited StatesNew Jersey Nets (traded to Philadelphia)[22]
52Remon van de HareCNetherlandsToronto Raptors (from Los Angeles Lakers)
53Tommy Smith#PFUnited StatesChicago Bulls (from Detroit via Miami)
54Nedzad Sinanovic#CBosnia and HerzegovinaPortland Trail Blazers
55Rick Rickert#PFUnited StatesMinnesota Timberwolves
56Brandon HunterPFUnited StatesBoston Celtics (from Sacramento)
57Xue Yuyang#CPeople's Republic of ChinaDallas Mavericks (traded to Denver)
58Andreas GlyniadakisCGreeceDetroit Pistons (from San Antonio)

 

NBA History?

A draft class with eight NBA allstars  and many more key contributors to past, present and future seasons in the league, the 2003 NBA draft class makes a valid argument of being the #1 draft class in NBA history.


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