Never Forget LeBron James' Epic NBA Postseason Debut When He Dominated the Wizards

LeBron James on the Cleveland Cavaliers his rookie season.
LeBron James on the Cleveland Cavaliers his rookie season.

While the NBA sits on a hiatus, it's a good time to look back on some of the league's very best moments. Considering we would be in the midst of the Conference finals in a normal season, the playoffs are a perfect place to start. Did we forget how electrifying LeBron James' postseason debut was?

This was 2006! Before the Hollywood and Big 3 eras was the (first) Cleveland Cavaliers version of James. A young, dominant man who carried an entire team on his back.

After missing the playoffs in his first two years, James overcame adversity and delivered what Mike Breen called a "masterpiece" against the Wizards: 32 points, 11 rebounds, and 11 assists. In the franchise's first playoff appearance since 1998, James led the Cavs to a Game 1 and series victory, the first signs of a championship for the King and Cleveland.