NBA superstar LeBron James not only returned to the Cleveland Cavaliers this summer but he’s also showing some love to The Ohio State University. According to Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer, it looks like James will be standing on the sideline of the Buckeyes big game against Virginia Tech, Saturday, September 6 at 8pm. At home. On primetime ESPN.
The idea to have James standing side-by-side with high school prospects is a smart recruiting tactic but will the powerful presence of King James be too distracting for the Buckeyes on the field? Sure the Big Ten powerhouse is ranked No. 8 and they were able to beat Navy even after losing their star quarterback Braxton Miller for the season, but will the redshirt freshman J.T. Barrett be able to keep focus? The Hokies hope not. Here’s an idea. If Virginia Tech wants to stir the pot at Ohio Stadium, they should get James’ rival Paul Pierce of the neighboring Washington Wizards to show up on their sideline. Pierce can defend James. And the veteran hoopster may have some ideas for J.T. Barrett, too.