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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Road map to sports: How the big leagues are navigating a return

May 22, 2020

This story was reported and written by ESPN’s Malika Andrews, Kyle Bonagura, Jeff Carlisle, Heather Dinich, Dan Graziano, Tom Hamilton, Baxter Holmes, Emily Kaplan, Zach Lowe, Jeff Passan, Marc Raimondi, Kevin Seifert, Ramona Shelburne, Mechelle Voepel and Brian Windhorst.

A SKELETON STAFF of about 150 gathered inside the Infinite Energy Arena in Duluth, Georgia, for the Professional Bull Riders two-day Gwinnett Invitational. It was March 15 — just days after the NBA and NHL suspended their seasons indefinitely and hours after the NCAA canceled the men’s and women’s basketball tournaments. Still, cowboys from around the country would compete before a television-only and digital streaming audience in one of the last professional sporting events to be held in the United States before the PBR, too, shut down.

But just 4½ weeks later, the PBR announced it would hold a for-TV-only event April 25-26 at Lazy E

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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

$0

$0

$0 Anthony Davis $27,093,019

$28,751,775

$0

$0

$0

$0 Danny Green $14,634,147

$15,365,853

$0

$0

$0

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

$8,493,746

$0

$0

$0

$0 Luol Deng $5,000,000

$5,000,000

$5,000,000

$0

$0

$0 Avery Bradley $4,767,000

$5,005,350

$0

$0

$0

$0 JaVale McGee $4,000,000

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