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Seahawks recruit LeBron James with custom jersey

Posted on: October 12, 2011 10:38 pm
Edited on: October 12, 2011 11:16 pm
Posted by Ben Golliver

If you somehow missed it on Tuesday, Miami Heat All-Star forward LeBron James sent the media in two sports into a minor tizzy when he "innocently" inquired about the deadline for an NFL team to sign a free agent. That led to a back-and-forth with Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll, who has already invited free agent guard Nate Robinson to his camp, in which player and coach joked about the NFL's rookie minimum salary.

On Wednesday, Carroll upped the ante by posting a customized Seahawks jersey with James' name on it to his Twitter account.


Carroll was known as a master recruiter during his days at the University of Southern California, and it's clear he's kept his skills sharp despite his transition to the NFL.

"Nice!!! looks great," James replied.

Judging by the choice of jersey number (No. 1), Carroll has James slotted in to play either quarterback, kicker or punter. Tarvaris Jackson and Charlie Whitehurst -- Seattle's two-headed monster of signal-calling ineffectiveness -- better prepare for some pressure on the depth chart.

Of course, the risk of injury, the fact that he has yet to win an NBA title and the nearly $100 million he has remaining on his contract with the Heat all conspire to prevent James making a detour to the NFL during the NBA lockout. But make no mistake, James could succeed playing professional football. His ideal position, most agree, would be tight end, where he could use his combination of height, size, speed, wingspan and athletic skills to greatest effect. Sure, he would have to re-learn how to take a hit, but something tells me if he was given a helmet and shoulder pads and played in a league where flopping was expressly discouraged, he would do alright. We're talking about, by far, the biggest athletic freak in a sport that is full of them. He can make the transition. He's a mismatch anywhere and everywhere.

As you probably guessed, the Seahawks are below .500, sitting at 2-3 in the pathetic NFC West. They've got nothing to lose with such a blatant, pointless publicity stunt. Perhaps this ends with Carroll sending James an autographed copy of his book, "Win Forever." The King just might learn something.

Since: Apr 22, 2009
Posted on: October 13, 2011 1:42 pm

Seahawks recruit LeBron James with custom jersey

Believe it or not, Lebron is a better football player than he is a basketball player.  REALLY!  And in football a 4th  Quarter fade is a GOOD thing.

Since: Feb 9, 2009
Posted on: October 13, 2011 9:12 am

Seahawks recruit LeBron James with custom jersey

I think that LeBron James and Blake Griffin would make an excelent defensive end combo. Just think how fast those two could get off on the snap jsut like Peppers but faster. 

Since: Oct 13, 2011
Posted on: October 13, 2011 4:58 am

Seahawks recruit LeBron James with custom jersey

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Since: Dec 28, 2008
Posted on: October 13, 2011 1:34 am

Seahawks recruit LeBron James with custom jersey

The Seahawks could use another wideout with all the injuries they have.  Throwing to a guy 6'9 that can run and jump would be hard to stop.... just saying...

Since: Oct 3, 2006
Posted on: October 13, 2011 1:22 am

Seahawks recruit LeBron James with custom jersey

Hey Golliver, your pot shots at the Hawks show your ignorance - the article could have been cool, but unfortunately you're a tool.  Ask the Giants how ineffective the Hawks QBs were Sunday in the Meadowlands.  That's why they play 16 games bro...I suppose you think San Fran is going to go 15-1 and Alex Smith is at the level Arron Rodgers?  It is a bye week and I'm sure is busy working on getting to 3-3 in a couple of weeks.  One shot from Urlacher and LeBron would be eating from a straw.   

Since: Nov 25, 2009
Posted on: October 13, 2011 12:10 am

Seahawks recruit LeBron James with custom jersey

That's an interesting thought but I'd rather see him a wideout.  He'd be a corner's worst nightmare.

Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: October 12, 2011 11:22 pm

Seahawks recruit LeBron James with custom jersey

James would be a better fit with the Cowboys....they seem to be able to blow it like Lebronda

Since: Aug 31, 2011
Posted on: October 12, 2011 11:22 pm

Seahawks recruit LeBron James with custom jersey

Maybe the Eagles can sign him and he can be part of another "dream team" that loses.  He would have been a good college football player but no telling if he could have been effective at the highest level.

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