Cleveland playing Detroit in Detroit. It’s 2-2, and the game is on the line. James can’t sink any free throws and Detroit forces it to OT. Twice. Despite that, he scores 48 points total, and an incredible 25/26 points in the close. Cleveland has been the sad sack of pro sports for a generation. James just changed that with a single-handed performance that stunned the basketball world.

After the game he does the interviews and handles them with grace. He gives full credit to the Detroit Pistons for being a great team. That’s class. For a 22-year old, he shows incredible maturity.