Harry O

Sports ROCK for 02.16.21

LeBron Has No Doubt He Could’ve Made An NFL Roster In 2011

You can add one more framed award to LeBron James’ wall—but this one is a first.

Because it’s for football—kinda.

James previously has said he had begun training for football during the 2011 NBA lockout and was serious about a tryout with the Cowboys.

Yeah well, as proof the Lakers star, in fact, has the contract from Cowboys owner Jerry Jones framed in his office.

He also revealed in a recent interview that the Seahawks also offered him a chance to tryout in 2011, and he “seriously considered” playing football.

“I would have made the team,” James said. “I would have tried out, but I would have made the team. One thing about it, I don’t mind working for something, so if I would have had to try out for the Cowboys or the Seahawks, or if I’d have stayed home and went back home to Cleveland, I’d have tried, but I would have made the team.

“I just know what I’m capable of doing on the football field. Especially at that age.”

James was 26 at the time, though he had not played football since his junior year of high school.

He starred as a receiver in high school, receiving interest from Florida State, Ohio State, Notre Dame, Michigan and Florida, among others.

Source: NBC Sports

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