LeBron James: I’m Faster Than Manti Te’o
NFL prospect Manti Te’o has been having a rough time at the NFL Combine. The former Notre Dame linebacker has been repeatedly asked about his fake girlfriend, he failed to live up to expectations during his 40-yard sprint, and now he’s getting teased by a player from a different sport.
LeBron James jumped on the insult Manti Te’o bandwagon today saying that he was faster than the Notre Dame linebacker.
James, when asked about his 40 time, said: “It’s better than Manti Te’o, I’ll tell you that.”
According to USA Today, James really is faster than Manti Te’o. The Miami Heat star ran a 4.6 during training last Summer. James added that his 4.6 time, which was .2 seconds faster than Te’o's 4.82 time, was without training.
The Inquisitr reported earlier that Te’o was expected to complete his 40-yard dash under 4.75 seconds. Missouri’s Zaviar Gooden was the fastest linebacker at the combine with a 4.47 time.
So, in case you were wondering if Lebron James is faster than Zaviar Gooden, he’s not. The Miami Heat star would place somewhere in the middle of the pack if he was trying out for the NFL as a linebacker.