There was a time when Sebastian Telfair and LeBron James were considered contemporaries. They were King James and The Kid. They appeared on the SLAM 62 cover together and were profiled in an issue I read as a high school kid. I cherished it.

At the time it was obvious James was an otherworldly talent who would go on to change the face of the NBA but Telfair was no slouch either and he was expected to make his own imprint on the league.

Well things have changed and they’ll never exist on the same plane again but they could at least become teammates according to a report from Hoopsworld’s Alex Kennedy.

Telfair was the first of several pint-sized players who would make the jump from high school to the NBA a move originally reserved for the ogres and giants of high school gyms.

At 6-foot Telfair had elite speed and ballhandling skills both of which were worthy of the NBA. His outside shot however did not make the mark and that is paramount for a guard of his stature.