LeBron James has always said that if he were to have played at least one season of college basketball, he would have stayed home and played for the Ohio State Buckeyes. Of course when LeBron was coming out of high school, the rule was not yet in place that kids have to spend at least one year in the collegiate ranks, so he immediately went off to the NBA, being drafted by the Cleveland Cavaliers.
As we know now, this past week James announced that he would be heading back home to play for the Cavaliers after spending the past four years with the Miami Heat. Despite James spending the last four seasons down in Miami, he hasn’t let his allegiance to Ohio State waver.
Because of that, right after the announcement became official on Friday, Ohio State head football coach Urban Meyer immediately sent a text to James, letting him know that the doors to the football facility are always open to him now that he’s heading back home.
“He’s got an open door,” Meyer told cleveland.com. “If he wants to catch a pass, we can probably figure that out, too.”
Now as far as the pass-catching part of the pitch goes, I’m not sure that the Cavaliers would much approve of that, but you can certainly bet that you will see James at a lot more Ohio State sporting events going forward.