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Best Pro Athlete 

LeBron James

He's not really a pro athlete yet -- at least not that we know of -- but let's not quibble over semantics. His games are sold out long in advance. Visiting NBA players make the trip to Akron to see what all the talk is about. He's been on the cover of Sports Illustrated. ESPN is even considering televising St. Vincent-St. Mary's games. And to think the guy has yet to play his senior year. In a city that suddenly finds itself with a paucity of name-brand players -- Thome and Omar excluded -- LeBron is quite simply The Man. Here's hoping the Cavs throw the season and keep him down on the farm with the top lottery pick.

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