When LeBron James was selected first overall in the 2003 NBA Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers, the hometown product had immediate huge expectations placed upon his strong shoulders. Having come directly from high school, James was expected to eventually lead the Cavs to greatness. He didn’t disappoint, scoring 25 points in his debut and earning Rookie of the Year honors after averaging 20.9 points, 5.5 rebounds and 5.9 assists per game. The Cavs won 18 games more than they did in the previous season. James eventually left Cleveland for Miami but returned to the Cavs in 2014 and brought the city an NBA Finals championship in 2016. His legacy as the man who brought a championship to Cleveland began during that amazing 2003-04 rookie season.
- The front of this authentic rookie jersey features a Mitchell & Ness tag that includes James’ name and his rookie season of 2003-04
- James has signed this 2003-04 Cleveland Cavaliers wine authentic Mitchell & Ness jersey on the front fabric in silver paint pen
- His signature is deemed authentic by virtue of Upper Deck Authenticated’s Five-Step Process
Upper Deck Authenticated®
Autograph forgeries make victims out of unsuspecting fans. In 1992, Upper Deck Authenticated® became the first company to find an answer to the forgery problem by creating an airtight five-step authentication process that assures fans are getting genuine autographs. Today the company has autograph relationships with many of the game's biggest stars and produces some of the finest sports memorabilia in the North American market, and Official Memorabilia is proud to extend access to Australia’s astute and discerning memorabilia community.