Cavs will be patient with LeBron

Cavaliers coach Paul Silas is preaching patience with the franchise's teen prodigy, LeBron James.

Updated: October 1, 2003, 2:25 PM ET
By Marc Stein | ESPN.com

Editor's note: For the second straight year, ESPN.com will visit all 29 NBA teams during training camp and the preseason. Senior NBA writer Marc Stein tips off the 2003 tour with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

CLEVELAND -- It was a practice better suited for a lecture hall than the main court at Gund Arena. It was the first real NBA practice of the LeBron James Era, but there was as much instructing as practicing, meaning James didn't have much chance to dazzle.

He really had only one chance, ...

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