LeBron James might be an all-star basketball player but the LA Laker keeps a close eye on football, too.
James is wishing fellow high school alum good luck today in the NFL. He reshares a tweet from St. Vincent-St. Mary High School congratulates Niko Lalos on his recent move to the New York Giants’ active roster. Lalos will be suiting up today against the Cincinnati Bengals.
James adds some good wishes of his own in his tweet. He writes, “Good luck out there Niko!”
If you’re wondering why Lebron is still paying attention to high school, well for starters, he went straight from high school into the NBA, and second, he likes all levels of football. The four-time NBA champion’s also outspoken about his love for Ohio State.
As a matter of fact, when James isn’t talking about his tequila, he’s often tweeting about football. Earlier this week, he tweeted this out during the Notre Dame and UNC college football game.
LeBron James Excels at Basketball but What About Football
Like we mentioned earlier, James skipped the road to college ball and fast-tracked himself to the NBA. James was selected by his hometown team, the Cleveland Cavaliers, as the first overall pick of the 2003 NBA draft. At the end of his rookie season, James became the first Cavalier to receive the NBA Rookie of the Year Award.
However, James was a two-sport athlete in high school. When the athlete wasn’t on the court, he was on the gridiron. As an underclassman, James played wide receiver for St. Vincent-St. Mary’s football team. He was even recruited by some Division 1 programs, including Notre Dame.
At the end of his sophomore season, the NBA star was named first-team all-state, and as a junior, he assisted with leading the Fighting Irish to the state semifinals. James did not play his senior year because of a wrist injury he received playing basketball.
Some speculate that because of James’ size and pure athleticism, he could’ve even played in the NFL.