LeBron James Cleveland Cavaliers Rookie of All Time
Having made the cover shot of Sports Illustrated as a high school junior, LeBron James just might be considered the most hyped rookie to ever enter the NBA.
Luckily for James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, he lived up to that hype.
Coming straight out of high school, James became the youngest player to ever win the Rookie of the Year award, as well as the youngest player to score 40 points in a single game.
Averaging 20.9 points, 5.5 rebounds and 5.9 assists, James became only the third player in league history to average at least 20 points, five assists and five rebounds in his rookie season.
The other two that came before him? That would be Michael Jordan and Oscar Robertson, making for solid company in such an exclusive club.