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LeBron James considered playing for the Dallas Cowboys during the 2011 NBA lockout

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LeBron James considered playing for the Dallas Cowboys during the 2011 NBA lockout

Not only did LeBron James follow in Michael Jordan’s footsteps by adopting No. 23 as an NBA rookie and signing with Nike, but he was nearly a two-sport athlete like his hero, briefly considering a contract with his favorite NFL team, the Dallas Cowboys.

James, a former All-State wide receiver in Ohio during his two seasons at Akron’s St. Vincent-St. Mary High School, revealed on the podcast, Uninterrupted, that he nearly signed a deal with the Dallas Cowboys during the 2011 NBA lockout.

His longtime friend and business partner Maverick Carter claimed things got so serious, the Cowboys actually reached out with an offer but declined to give any specifics.

‘I know he got a contract from Jerry Jones that he framed and put in his office,’ Carter said.

For his part, James said he was seriously considering the offer, although he never came as close as Jordan, who famously played minor league baseball during his sabbatical from the NBA in 1994.

‘I had no idea how long the lockout was going to be, and myself and my trainer … we really started to actually train to be a football player,’ James said. ‘We started to clock our time in the 40, we started to add a little bit more to our bench presses and things of that nature.’

The 6-foot-8 James even said he dreams about playing football.

‘It’s crazy because I actually never run on the field in my dreams,’ James said. ‘It always gets to the point where I’m either in the locker room or getting dressed or talking about or seeing the fans and as soon as I’m about to run on the field, something else happens in my dream. It’s like something that it always happens like that.’

LeBron James considered playing for the Dallas Cowboys during the 2011 NBA lockout

LeBron James considered playing for the Dallas Cowboys during the 2011 NBA lockout

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