LeBron James in a Dallas Cowboys uniform? Yes, that almost happened. This is a big topic since The Last Dance. Everybody got a chance to see Michael Jordan take a swing at a baseball career. What about LeBron James? Could he have revolutionized the tight end position? These next details are interesting.
During the 2011 NBA lockout, James began training for football and received a contract offer from Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. NOPE, not making this up:
“I had no idea how long the lockout was going to be,” James said on WRTS: After Party, via TheSpun.com. “Myself and my trainer, Mike Mancias, we really started to actually train to be a football player when it came to October or November. We started to clock our time in the 40. We started to add a little bit more in our bench presses. We started to add a little bit more sled in our workouts.”
“The thoughts came into my mind,” James said. “The thoughts came into my mind. But never having the ability to finish my high school career of playing like my senior year, I have dreams all the time about playing football. It’s crazy, because I actually never run on the field in my dreams. It always gets to the point where I’m either in the locker room or getting dressed or talking about it or seeing the fans. As soon as I am about to run onto the field, something else happens in my dream. Something always happens like that.”
LeBron also said it was his dream to play for the Cowboys and has the contract offer from Jerry Jones framed in his office. I hate to say this but now 5 percent of me is really rooting for a lockout season. I want to see LeBron play tight end for the Cowboys. He might leave the game with cramps during his debut. Who knows.