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Matching the hype

Updated: April 16, 2004, 9:08 AM ET
By Darren Rovell | ESPN.com

Mark Klang was lounging on the couch at a friend's house watching the NBA Draft lottery when he realized his fortunes as a Cleveland Cavaliers ticket broker were about to take a turn for the best.

As luck would have it, the Cavaliers were awarded the No. 1 pick in the draft and the team surely was going to take LeBron James, the hometown hero and then-18-year-old basketball phenom. James already had gained a national following, his every move both on and off the court the focus of intense ...

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