LeBron James tweets support to Seahawks CB Richard Sherman

By John Breech | CBSSports.com

LeBron James tweeted his support to Richard Sherman on Thursday. (USATSI)
LeBron James tweeted his support to Richard Sherman on Thursday. (USATSI)

When the Dallas Cowboys didn't make the playoffs, LeBron James jumped on the 49ers bandwagon. With the 49ers now out, it looks like LeBron only has one NFL interest: Supporting Richard Sherman.

LeBron took to Twitter on Thursday to show support for the Seahawks cornerback.

Following Sherman's nationally televised postgame rant after the NFC Championship, many people took to social media to call Sherman a 'thug,' something he didn't appreciate.

"The reason it bothers me is because it seems like it's an accepted way of calling somebody the N-word now," Sherman said. "It's like everybody else said the N-word and then they say 'thug' and that's fine. It kind of takes me aback and it's kind of disappointing because they know."

LeBron also wished Sherman good luck in the Super Bowl. James will actually be in New York the weekend of the Super Bowl because his Miami Heat play at Madison Square Garden on Feb. 1.

LeBron wasn't the only person to send Sherman a complimentary tweet this week. Saints coach Sean Payton also tweeted to Sherman, which could probably be taken as Payton supporting Sherman because the Saints coach rarely takes the time to tweet to anyone. Payton has only tweeted seven times in the month of January and has never sent a tweet out to an opposing player.

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