Could LeBron James have been an NFL superstar back in 2011?

Over the past 20 years, LeBron James has gone from high school basketball phenom to global icon and one of the most accomplished NBA players of all-time.

But is it possible he could have found the same or greater levels of success on the gridiron instead the hardwood?

LeBron James the #DallasCowboy? 👀@KingJames joined @uninterrupted & said “the thoughts came into mind” about playing football in 2011.
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— Dallas Cowboys (@dallascowboys) May 19, 2020

In a recent sit-down with UNINTERRUPTED, James detailed how he was close to signing with the Dallas Cowboys during the 2011 NBA lockout.

“I had no idea how long the lockout was going to be and me and my trainer, Mike Mancias, we started to train to be a football player. Mike kept saying it would be great to go Irving, Texas. He’s from Texas. We are both Cowboys fans. The

Two years ago, Paul Pierce listed LeBron James in his all-time Top 5

By | May 22, 2020

Celtics legend Paul Pierce recently made waves when he left LeBron James out of his list of the Top 5 greatest players in NBA history. The retired 19-year NBA veteran listed Michael Jordan, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Bill Russell, Magic Johnson and Kobe Bryant ahead of James.

Pierce’s argument is that the other players on his list deserve credit for “building up their organization or continuing the tradition,” which is something that James didn’t do (in his opinion).

As an ESPN analyst, Pierce’s job is to discuss the game and sometimes that means generating hot takes that elicit a reaction from fans. What’s strange is that Pierce’s take on James’ place in NBA history hasn’t been consistent.

Just two years ago, in a round-table interview with Bleacher Report’s Howard Beck, Pierce said that James is “already in the top five” when

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Player Salaries Player 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22 2022/23 2023/24 2024/25 LeBron James $37,436,858

$39,219,566

$41,002,274

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$0 Anthony Davis $27,093,019

$28,751,775

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$0 Danny Green $14,634,147

$15,365,853

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$0 Kentavious Caldwell-Pope $8,089,282

$8,493,746

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$0 Luol Deng $5,000,000

$5,000,000

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$0 Avery Bradley $4,767,000

$5,005,350

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$0 JaVale McGee $4,000,000

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Inside the Hail Mary that almost kept the 'Last Dance' Bulls together

May 18, 2020

NEARLY 22 YEARS have passed since Chicago Bulls owner Jerry Reinsdorf took one last shot at keeping the team together, but he remembers the meeting like it was yesterday.

“I remember the date,” Reinsdorf said. “It was July the 3rd in 1998.”

The Bulls had won their third straight NBA title and sixth in eight years less than a month earlier. All season long, the team had been playing with a sense of finality, knowing, as viewers saw in ESPN’s 10-part docuseries “The Last Dance,” that the 1997-98 season would almost certainly be their last together.

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But Reinsdorf felt he had to try to resurrect things, for the team’s sake, as much as for history.

So a few days into what would become a protracted NBA lockout, he scheduled a meeting with Michael Jordan to pitch him on one