Re-Drafting LeBron James' Star-Studded 2003 Draft Class

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Re-Drafting LeBron James' Star-Studded 2003 Draft Class
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When we re-draft 2003, will LBJ still be the No. 1 overall pick?

In honor of LeBron James' second NBA championship victory—and in recognition of the upcoming draft—let's revisit that most hallowed of NBA rookie crops, LBJ's own 2003 draft.

On this, its 10-year anniversary, the draft class is best known for greatness at the top—along with one notorious colossal blunder.

But it's also jam-packed with guys who could have gone higher and guys who proved themselves after never being drafted.

In reordering the picks, I'm considering stats over the course of players' careers, sometimes the circumstances that went into those stats, longevity of career…and of course, my overall opinion of each player.

Hop with me into the DeLorean, and let's set it for June 26, 2003. The Theater at Madison Square Garden is packed, the room is filled with anticipation and Cleveland is on the clock.

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