Love or hate LeBron James, we at Landry Hat have to respect his choice of football team. Despite growing up in Cleveland, LeBron James has stated publicly and been seen rooting for the Dallas Cowboys during football season. On Thursday night LeBron James won his second straight NBA Title and second straight NBA Finals MVP. Even though pretty much all of the state of Texas was pulling for the San Antonio Spurs to win the championship, at least a Cowboys fan was crowned as the best in all of basketball.
LeBron James has frequently been spotted at Cowboys games either on the sidelines hanging out with players or sitting in the crowd rocking his Cowboys gear. He got a lot of flack in Cleveland, while playing for the Cavaliers, when he attended the opening game for the Browns at home against the Dallas Cowboys. James was seen attending the game with a Cowboys hat and even throwing passes to then Cowboys receiver Terrell Owens during pre game.
James is also one of the most active Cowboys fans via twitter during almost every Cowboys game during the season. His background as an All-Ohio Wide Receiver in high school as a sophomore and junior allows him to provide insightful tweets ranging from glorifying great plays to commenting on the play calling of the head coach. During a blowout win against the Buffalo Bills a couple years back, LeBron James was blowing up twitter with assessments of Tony Romo, commenting on touchdown runs by DeMarco Murray and even adding at the end of a 44-7 that the game was “not even fair.”
Lebron’s love for the Cowboys has even reached the players on the field. In a Game in St. Louis, wide receiver Dez Bryant celebrated a touchdown by mocking LeBron’s powder toss after the score (even though Lebron took the ritual from Michael Jordan). Dez Bryant commented when asked about LeBron’s love for the Cowboys, “I know LeBron’s a big Cowboys fan,” Bryant said. “When we played St. Louis I did the little powder thing when I scored the touchdown. That was just a shout-out to him, to let him know that we appreciate him being a true Dallas Cowboys fan.”
No matter how you feel about LeBron’s “Decision” to go down to Miami, he is as outspoken about his love for the Cowboys as he is dominant on the basketball court. Even as a Boston Celtics fan myself, I still respect LeBron’s game on the court and give him the praise he deserves as he won his second straight championship. Now if the Cowboys can only follow in the footsteps of their biggest fan, they too will be celebrating a championship of their own.