Since he has nothing better to do at the moment, what with the possibility of not having a job this year, Little Baby Bron Bron has decided to bring the spotlight back his way by fueling some rumors.
“When is the deadline for a team to sign a free agent?” James asked ESPN’s John Clayton on Tuesday in a tweet.
James, one of the NBA’s major stars, suited up with the football team at his high school last week. Fuzzy math has produced an equation that James might be interested in part-time employment with the NFL since NBA collective bargaining is stalemated.
Taking snaps as a wideout with Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary is one thing. Playing in the pros seems a stretch.
But James opened a can of worms with his post-practice post on Twitter.
“Just got done practicing with the St.V Varsity football team, full pads and all,” he wrote. “Felt great being back on the field. Should I?”
Probably not. Last time James saw gridiron action was in high school. James didn’t play college football, so he has little exposure to the grinding nature of the game at its most intense. But his Twitter posts had inquiring minds pondering the possibility.
Then there were commercials a few years back when James was a star in Cleveland, signing with the Browns.
And at 6-9, 260 pounds with great leaping ability, James might spark a notion about being a primo target in the red zone.
But Ira Winderman, once a scribe for Sporting News, noted in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel there are major barriers for James to clear before making a jump to pro football. Try insurance questions, for starters.
In other words, sit yo a** down somewhere, Bron Bron! Or pick up a book…