LeBron James beforehand has said he had started training for football during the 2011 NBA lockout and was serious about a tryout with the Cowboys.
The Lakers star, indeed, has an agreement from Cowboys proprietor Jerry Jones framed in his office.
James uncovered in a new interview with TheAthletic.com that the Seahawks additionally offered him an opportunity to tryout in 2011, and he “seriously considered” playing football.
“I would have made the team,” James told TheAthletic.com. “I would have tried out, but I would have made the team. One thing about it, I don’t mind working for something, so if I would have had to try out for the Cowboys or the Seahawks, or if I’d have stayed home and went back home to Cleveland, I’d have tried, but I would have made the team.
“I just know what I’m capable of doing on the football field. Especially at that age.”
James was 26 at that point, however he had not played football since his junior year of secondary school.
He featured as a recipient in secondary school, accepting interest from Florida State, Ohio State, Notre Dame, Michigan and Florida, among others.
“Urban Meyer recruited me,” James said. “I think at the time he was the wide receiver coach at Notre Dame. So yeah, I was getting recruited by all the big-time schools.”
James has never lost his adoration for football.
“I just love the sport. I watch it all the time. It’s just in me. It’s how I grew up,” James said.