Price was drafted by the Cleveland Cavaliers in 1986 and went on to play nine seasons there. He averaged 16.4 points and 7.2 assists and was named an All-Star four times as a Cavalier. His composure and accuracy, especially on the charity stripes, stood out in his game. He sank 2,135 free throws in his career and connected 90.39 percent of the time. This didn’t go unnoticed by The King, who had to give Mark his props. James claimed Mark Price should have gotten more recognition in his career. Instead, he retweeted a video highlight of Price, showing his flawless shooting and incredible passing.
Price, who retired after the 1998-99 season, appreciated LeBron’s gesture and claimed their tandem would have created special things on the court.
From one legend to another
Mark Price is the point guard that fits The King’s game. A steady and very cerebral player who you can’t leave wide open. Plus, his clutch free throw shooting would be a big help down the stretch. If he and LeBron had a chance to play together, they would have been serious contenders for the championship.
John Stockton, considered one of the best to play the point guard position, believes Price was underrated. The Utah Jazz legend even said that Mark is one of the toughest he’s had to face.
The question remains why the Bartlesville, Oklahoma native never reached superstar status in the NBA. A Dream Team inclusion could have significantly helped boost his image, and Mark Price thinks he deserved to be in it. With other Dream Team snubs, Mark got his chance two years later and represented the U.S. in the World Championships.
He may not have the career of Stockton, Steve Nash, or Jason Kidd, but other legends singing their praises for Mark Price prove that he was a legit and underrated point guard not just in his era but of all time.