Amid Son Bryce’s Homecoming Rumors, LeBron James Shouts Out 21YO Ohio State Star, After his Tributes to ‘the King’: “He’s Him”

Published 10/07/2023, 9:49 PM EDT

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The Buckeyes WR led the offense on Saturday with eight receptions for 163 yards and a touchdown in a 37-17 victory. He promptly ended the touchdown with LeBron James‘ iconic “silencer” celebration. The gesture didn’t go unnoticed by the King. And how would it not? Football is part of the 4x NBA champion as much as basketball.

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The Ohio State Buckeyes wide receiver has been getting a lot of attention. Analysts are already predicting the 21-year-old to be in the top five prospects for the 2024 NFL draft. It’s not a stretch, considering he is the son of Indianapolis Colts Hall of Famer.

LeBron James acknowledges the Ohio State WR’s tribute

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Minutes after Buckeyes wide receiver Marvin Harrison Jr. scores a touchdown against Maryland, he breaks out in LeBron’s “silencer” celebration. Touched by this tribute LeBron posted, “When I say he’s H.I.M. That’s exactly what I mean!!! Stop playing with em 18!!!!!” in his Instagram story.

An avid football fan, LeBron James can often be seen on the fields or posting live tweets and stories about his take on the game. This time though, his son Bryce James was seen in attendance with his mother Savannah James.

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Seeing as how Bronny is the first James to go to college, fans around the world expect Bryce to join USC as well.

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But, the second James Jr. is weighing his options for college. And his first trip was to Ohio State. Could this be a sign?

LeBron is a huge fan of No. 18 Harrison Jr.

Since the 2023 college football season started, the Lakers star has been consistent in showing his support for both the team and Harrison. The Western Kentucky vs. Ohio State game on September 17th is proof of King James’s awe of the Buckeyes’ wide receiver. Harrison finished the game with 5 receptions for 126 yards and the highlight touchdown play that caught the attention of James.

 

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The next game on September 24th against Notre Dame also shows LBJ in complete support of Harrison. Clearly, James follows the player closely enough to put so much faith in him. It is not in vain at all. The young wideout is the best that Ohio State has got. They improved to 5-0 on the season after their latest win, and one of the key reasons is Marvin Harrison Jr.

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Fans can be sure that LBJ will be following the young buck’s progress closely. For now, he is going to be focused on preseason.

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Geisha Pulimoottil Don

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Geisha is an NBA content writer at EssentiallySports. Having years of experience as a content writer, she focuses on providing in-depth coverage of the basketball entities. The increased use of technology in studying the game and its intricacies intrigues her.
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