It’s not too often I get to file a LeBron James story in our football section but with the NBA lockout in full swing I guess anythings possible. James threw on some pads and practiced this week with the Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary high school team and stoked speculation of a free agency deal with the NFL.
After his workout James tweeted:
“Felt great being back on the field. Should I?”
Then last night James tweeted ESPN NFL guru John Clayton to ask when the deadline to sign free agents was.
While it’s highly unlikely LeBron will make the jump to the NFL during the lockout he did catch the attention of Pete Carroll who tweeted:
“Hey @KingJames, are you aware of what the league’s rookie minimum is?”
To which LeBron responded:
“Yeah, more than I’m making now, coach.”
After some back and forth Carroll finally tweeted:
I like it! maybe you should head over to #TheU & I’ll set up a workout for you to catch a few balls.”
Clayton gave LeBron one bit of comical advice:
“Sign with any team besides Philadelphia. You want to stay away from those ‘Dream Teams.’”
Hasn’t he learned anything from the Michael Jordan baseball fiasco?
If LeBron James made the jump to the NFL, even for a short while what position would you want to see him play.