It feels like just yesterday when LeBron James was entering his rookie season in the NBA as the most-hyped, high-school prodigy in league history. He was drafted by his hometown Cleveland Cavaliers with the first overall pick and immediately took the league by storm.
Now, James is in the prime of his career, playing with the Miami Heat in his 10th season in the NBA. With nearly a decade under his belt, James has established himself as the best player in the league, one of the most athletically dominant superstars of our generation and arguably the most scrutinized figure in NBA history.
With the amount of accolades that James has racked up over the last nine years, it's hard not to mention his name in the same breath with plenty of the all-time greats.
While he isn't the best player of all time and still has a lot of work to do in his career, there is no question that James' first decade in the NBA has been a thing of beauty. Not only have we witnessed a plethora of breathtaking basketball, but we have also seen LeBron change the league forever before our very eyes.
Here is how James' first decade has been so altering.