LeBron James makes his first NBA playoff appearance circa 2006 | ESPN Archives

LeBron James makes his first NBA playoff appearance circa 2006 | ESPN Archives

LeBron James makes his first NBA playoff appearance after two years in the league, admitting before the game that he felt “butterflies.” But as soon as the ball tipped, he wasn’t showing any nerves draining 19 points, dishing out seven assists and picking up five rebounds in the first half alone. James finished the game with his 10th career triple-double with 32 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists. The Cavaliers held off the Wizards 97-86 in Game 1 of Round 1.

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