LeBron praised after first (of many to come) playoffs

Updated: May 22, 2006, 12:58 AM ET
Associated Press

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- With a colorful NBA-logoed towel draped across his shoulders, LeBron James waited for the final horn and bolted for Cleveland's locker room without shaking hands.

His first postseason as a pro had ended inside Detroit's defensive dungeon, and James wanted out. He wasn't going to hang around and watch confetti sprinkle down on the Pistons and their noisy fans.

"He's a phenomenal, phenomenal talent. He grew up a lot in this series. We're going to be ...

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