LeBron James NFL dream: Play for Cowboys contract
LeBron James recently took part in a podcast on Uninterrupted with hosts Maverick Carter and Paul Rivera, where he confirmed he had given considerable consideration to Jerry Jones’ bid to play for the Cowboys.
I had no idea how long the lockout would last, LeBron James said explaining the NBA lockout in 2011. I and my trainer, Mike Mancias, when it came to October or November, we really started to train for being a football player.
James revealed he began incorporating into his daily regimen for football-related workouts as he tried to gain some strength during the lockout.
Exercises such as bench presses, sleds, and 40-yard dashes have become a regular part of his workout routine.
This is when James revealed that Jerry Jones had a mammoth offer to make his NFL dreams come true and play for the Cowboys.
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LeBron James hung on with the NBA after the lockout, considering an opportunity to play for the Cowboys. He ended his wait for an NBA championship in 2012, playing for Miami Heat before winning it again in 2013 and 2016.
While still not fulfilling his NFL dream, LeBron James enjoyed a stellar high school football career playing for St. Vincent-St. Mary. Mary. LeBron James recently shared a brief cutout from his junior year in a newspaper.
LeBron was considered one of the best football prospects in the state of Ohio at the time, as was reflected in the stats he listed.
James wrote that he had caught 60 passes for 1200 yards and 16 touchdowns during his junior year, starting as a broad receiver. The 35-year-old was named Ohio’s two-time all-state pick.
LeBron James was predicted by many to succeed in college football. Nevertheless, the basketball prodigy wound up applying just after high school for the NBA draft, before being selected by the Cavs in 2003 as the No. 1 overall pick.