LeBron James has a lot of famous friends and he gets invited to a lot of interesting locations. Whether he shows up to those functions is all a matter of whether he is willing and has the time in his schedule. It might be hard to pass up on an offer that was extended while talking to the Manning brothers.

ESPN2’s telecast of Monday Night Football was hosted by Peyton and Eli Manning. They invited LeBron James on the show for a little chat. After getting the pleasantries out of the way, they got down to talking about the Dallas Cowboys vs Philadelphia Eagles game that night.

The NBA megastar had some fun with Peyton and Eli and then they discussed the idea of King James getting drafted to the NFL. James confirmed something very interesting during that conversation.

LeBron James said that during the 2011 NBA lockout, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll both extended an offer for him to come and play for their teams.


He didn’t go into much detail, but odds are he would have been able to walk right on the field to practice for the teams. It would have been interesting to know more about the positions they had in mind. We can only imagine that LeBron James would be a QB’s favorite receiver.

In fact, they were so serious, that LeBron got jerseys in the mail: “I still got the jersey too, that Jerry [Jones] and Pete Carroll sent me from 2011.”

You can check out a video of the trip chatting it up below. Obviously, they enjoyed the conversation, and now we can’t stop thinking about LeBron James in a Cowboys jersey.

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H Jenkins

Years of experience in writing, journalism, and digging exclusive insider info for Ringside News opened the door for a new opportunity for Jenkins. With a history in finance, he broke into the journalism game by writing on blogs and other freelance websites before branching into sports and entertainment news. Being in tune with pop culture doesn't mean it has to make sense, but he tries. Favorite bands include any group from Seattle who formed between 1991 and 1999. 5 Ozzfests under his belt and 12 Warped Tours, but his last concert was a bluegrass AC/DC cover band that was not 100% terrible.

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