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Enough about the hype

Originally Published: October 29, 2003
By Darren Rovell | ESPN.com

Imagine if "The Chosen One" became The Frozen One.

You can see it now: LeBron James, the preps-to-pros phenom who has redefined the word "hype," begins to feel the mounting pressures put upon an 18-year-old thrust into the limelight, what with all the commercial shoots, magazine covers and 24/7 media scrutiny. And now here's Kings guard Mike Bibby staring him down in his first NBA game. Suddenly LeBron stops, the ball frozen in mid-dribble. Someone in the crowd holds up a sign that reads ...

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