It’s no secret that NBA star Lebron James is arguably the most freakishly athletic human ever to walk the face of the Earth. At 6’9”, weighing 250 lbs of pure muscle, he is among both the strongest and fastest players, not only in the NBA, but in all of sports.
With his insane athletic ability, it’s no surprise that as a high school football player, he annihilated his competition in similar fashion to the unfortunate souls whom he dunks on in basketball (*ahem* John Lucas III), making first team All-State in his sophomore and junior years.
Apparently, the Notre Dame coaching staff was well aware of Lebron’s unparalleled ability, as CBS Sports reported earlier today that Urban Meyer (or as he’s better known to Irish fans, Satan) offered him a scholarship to Notre Dame when James was in high school:
“I offered him a scholarship when he was a sophomore in high school at St. Vincent St. Mary’s,” Meyer said. “I was at Notre Dame. He was a receiver, and I was a receiver’s coach.”
I refuse to give Meyer any credit here in the talent scouting department because, I mean, come on. LOOK at Lebron. You think he maybe could have been good at football? Yeah, me too.
Just think of the possibilities! I mean, he was at a Catholic high school! What if he had played both football and basketball for the Irish? We could have turned both programs around completely with Lebron as our only notable talent.
Unfortunately, the above video claims that before he chose basketball, he narrowed his choices to Miami, USC, Michigan, and Ohio State. Could he have picked 4 more despicable so-called learning institutions? Just as Lebron was winning me over, I find this out…
Go to hell. You too, Urban Meyer.
[*thinks a moment*]
Especially you, Urban Meyer.
The South Bend Tribune reported yesterday that the Chicago Bulls have scheduled their final preseason game to be held in Notre Dame’s Purcell Pavilion this October against the Indiana Pacers. The partnership between the Bulls and Notre Dame is largely due to the influence of former Bulls player and current Bulls VP of Basketball Ops, John Paxson, who was an All-American at ND in the early 80’s.
To say that I like the NBA is like saying that Lindsay Lohan likes cocaine. I could not be more excited about this, or more devastated that it comes on the weekend that I may be travelling with the band to the ND vs. Oklahoma game at OU. Decisions, decisions.
What may make this game particularly interesting to Irish fans is that former ND star Ben Hansbrough was recently given a tryout by the Pacers, for whom his brother, Tyler, already plays. (The Hansbroughs are another classic case of Notre Dame getting the worse brother – see Luke Zeller) If Hansbrough can make it through summer league and the first couple preseason games without being cut, he may be playing for an NBA contract on his old home floor.
On the other hand, if the former Irish guard gets cut before this game occurs, it will be so delightfully awkward I still can hardly wait. Because you know Ben’s still going to be at the game to cheer on Tyler at Ben’s alma mater. He has to…right? In any case, we wish Ben Hansbrough the best of luck