LeBron James Addresses The Steelers’ Recruitment Efforts

Bryan Brandom
(Photo: Getty Images / OBSEV)

The Pittsburgh Steelers are already blessed with arguably the best wide receiver–running back tandem in the NFL in Antonio Brown and Le’Veon Bell. But the squad’s players are getting greedy, and have spent the past month or so recruiting the best player in an entirely different sport: LeBron James.

Finally, on Wednesday, LeBron broke the news to JuJu Smith-Schuster and the rest of the Steelers: He’s not trading in the comfort of basketball shoes and gym shorts for the pads and pain of the NFL.

“Nah, I’m fine. I’m fine with my sport I got,” a smiling James told reporters on Wednesday. “It’s pretty funny, though. I seen some of the edits that they had of me in the Steelers uniform, but I like tank tops and shorts, I’m sorry. I’ve tried the shoulder pads, and it was fun while it lasted, but I’m a tank top and shorts guy.”

Yeah, but if he weren’t a tank top and shorts guy, LeBron would certainly be able to help the Steelers. The guy was an all-state receiver as a sophomore in high school before focusing on basketball. And at 6’8″ and at least his listed 250 pounds, he’d be a matchup nightmare for linebackers and defensive backs at tight end.

If this simulation on “Madden 17” is any indication, he’d also be a beast at quarterback.