words // Brandon Richard
Before shattering NBA records at a feverish pace for the last nine years, LeBron James was the most hyped amateur athlete that we've seen in our lifetime. Viewed as a 'can't miss' prospect at the high school level, LeBron's time at St. Vincent-St. Mary High School in Akron became a national story, drawing the cameras of ESPN as early as 2002 - long before it became commonplace to see major outlets covering high school hoops. James wrapped up his SVSM career with three state championships, three All-USA First Team selection, three Mr. Basketball of Ohio Awards and was selected to multiple high school all-star events, including the prestigious McDonald's All-American Game.
Taking the court at Gund Arena with players like Chris Paul, Luol Deng, Aaron Brooks, Kendrick Perkins and Charlie Villanueva, LeBron once again didn't disappoint. He recorded 27 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists for the East team en route to a 122-107 victory and the game's MVP honors. He also claimed the Powerade Jam Fest Title.
The relevance of this story at this particular time is found in the fact that LeBron put together his 2003 McDonald's All-American Game MVP performance in the Reebok Question, which of course will be making a return to retail tomorrow. In fact, LeBron's pair is a PE similar to the White/Pearlized Red pair that will be dropping.
Check out a few game shots of LeBron in the White/Red Question below in celebration of tonight's release.