LeBron James was offered Cowboys contract by Jerry Jones

LeBron James in a Cowboys uniform?

Jerry Jones could also be left ceaselessly fantasizing what might have been.

While many have puzzled how good James may very well be in different sports activities, the four-time MVP virtually gave them a solution.

During the NBA lockout in 2011, James started occupied with and coaching for a possible bounce to the NFL. He even has an unsigned contract from Jones framed in his workplace to point out for it, in keeping with his good friend and enterprise accomplice Maverick Carter, although it by no means got here to fruition because the NBA ultimately ended the lockout and started its season on Christmas day.

“To be honest, it actually was,” James stated on the Uninterrupted’s “WRTS: After Party,” when requested if soccer was ever a thought for him that 12 months. “I had no idea how long the lockout was going to be and myself and my trainer, [Mike] Mancias, we really started to actually train to be a football player when it came to October and November. We started to clock our times with the 40s, we started to add a little bit more in our bench presses and things of that nature. We started to add more sledding to our agenda with our workouts.”

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LeBron James on the Cowboys’ stadium in 2013.Getty Images

Instead, after the lockout ended, James went on to win his first NBA championship that season with the Heat.

The 6-foot-9, 250-pound James was an all-state broad receiver as a sophomore in highschool and garnered some recruiting curiosity from Urban Meyer and Notre Dame, amongst others. He didn’t play his senior 12 months, although, due to a wrist harm after which went No. 1 within the 2003 NBA draft.

“Never having the ability to finish my high school career of playing my senior year, I have dreams all the time about playing football,” James stated. “It’s crazy, because I never actually run on the field in my dreams. It always gets to the point where I’m either in the locker room or getting dressed or talking about it or seeing the fans. As soon as I’m about to run on the field, something else happens in my dream.”

Clippers coach Doc Rivers is amongst those that imagine James might have been dominant on the gridiron.

“I really believe if LeBron James played football, he may have been the greatest football player ever,” Rivers stated just lately on his son’s podcast.