Monday, February 8, 2016

LeBron James already has a Johnny Manziel jersey

LeBron James didn’t get his wish when it came to where his fellow Nike and McDonald’s endorsee Johnny Manziel was selected, but that didn’t stop him from showing support.

LeBron James already has a Johnny Manziel jersey

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NBA basketball player LeBron James tosses a ball around before an NFL football game between the Dallas Cowboys and the New York Giants, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
NBA basketball player LeBron James tosses a ball around before an NFL football game between the Dallas Cowboys and the New York Giants, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

LeBron James didn’t get his wish when it came to where his fellow Nike and McDonald’s endorsee Johnny Manziel was selected, but that didn’t stop him from showing support.

Prior to the 2014 NFL Draft, James was on record saying that he wanted the kid dubbed ‘Johnny Football’ to be the first overall selection in the draft.

“Being a huge supporter and friend of Johnny, I want him to go number one,” James stated.

When Manziel didn’t go first overall, James held out hope that the quarterback would be selected by his favorite team, the Dallas Cowboys.

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Despite Manziel’s availability, the Cowboys passed on him, and the highly-touted talent fell to 22nd overall, where he was selected by James’ home-state Browns.

Only hours after Manziel’s selection, ‘The King’ was spotted sporting a Browns’ Manziel jersey on the Heat’s team plane.

It was a solid showing of support between, um, friends, but the Browns hope the newest answer to their quarterback conundrum doesn’t follow his friends’ footsteps out of Cleveland. 

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