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PHOTO: LeBron James is a big fan of Oregon's uniforms

By Bryan Fischer | Blogger

To put it mildly, it has been a pretty good summer for LeBron James. The NBA superstar won his first league title with the Miami Heat in June and was named regular-season and Finals MVP to boot. He then hopped on a plane to London and helped Team USA to a gold medal at the Olympics in August.

Thanks to his accomplishments on the court this year and last, James was named Nike "Employee of the Year" by the apparel maker this year and took a trip to the company's headquarters in Beaverton, Ore., on Monday in a promotional stop for employees. While at Nike, the talented basketball player was given a chance to see the latest gear. That included some of the flashy Oregon uniforms that the company has produced. A former high school tight end -- who was actually offered a scholarship to play football by current Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer -- James naturally loved the look of the Ducks and tweeted out a photo of a helmet and gloves he received:

"S/O to Oregon for the fire!! Best unis in the Nation #Nike"

This isn't the only connection to the program that James has had recently. He was seen on the sidelines at Autzen Stadium for Oregon's loss to USC last season with several other NBA players. Regardless of what you think about the Ducks' crazy uniforms in recent years, at least they can say the king of the NBA is a fan.

 
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