April 14, 2014 BY John Kim / 10
LeBron James’ entrance into the NBA made shockwaves on a global scale. He took the league by storm during the ’03-’04 NBA Season and was inserted into the roster for Team USA for the 2004 Olympics in Athens, which certainly struck fear in opposing teams (foreign, basketball-playing countries pay attention to the NBA as much as Americans do). Despite being one of the leading scorers on the seemingly stacked squad, LeBron James didn’t bring home the Gold; he and Team USA finished third and captured the Bronze, but anything short of the top prize was considered a failure. Regardless, that 2004 Olympics was one to remember on a sneaker standpoint, as LeBron wore the Nike Air Zoom Generation in a Team USA PE before switching over to the Nike Zoom LeBron II. It’s not often we get to see these gems, so check out the photos below and peep the full listing from sole-empire on eBay.
Pic reminds me of the pics back in high school when your where playing basketball or group photo. The one's when you see them you scream "throwback". Lol
No draft is better then 96 & 98... 03 is really da last deep draft... All these other drafts have young talent but don't live up to they potential... Dis comin draft is da same...
@BygByrd True, they were just 19-20 year old kids taking on the best players in the world, but that bronze was also a wake up call for USA BBall to get its ass in gear.