A year before he was featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated, SLAM Magazine profiled a 16-year-old basketball prodigy from Akron named LeBron James.

The future No. 1 overall pick of the 2003 NBA Draft, 4-time MVP, 3-time NBA champion and 14-time All-Star would go on to be featured on the publication's cover 24 times -- the most of any player -- but never before in the fashion he is now.