Cleveland’s NFL Star Reveals Inspiring Advice That Cavaliers Legend LeBron James Offered Him

Published 05/16/2022, 8:15 AM EDT

NFL rookie Perrion Winfrey opens up about getting advice from his favorite player, LeBron James. The 6’4″ defensive tackle revealed to journalists his idol’s valuable advice to him.

The Cleveland Browns drafted Perrion Winfrey as their fourth-round pick. The 6’4″ 290 pounds defensive tackle got relegated to 108th pick for his lack of size for the position.

Winfrey always wanted to be drafted to Cleveland, because LeBron James was his favorite player growing up. He takes great pleasure in the fact that LeBron was also drafted to Cleveland like him.


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It’s crazy that he was drafted to Cleveland. I got drafted to Cleveland. LeBron’s always been my favorite player growing up.”

Winfrey addressed a few journalists on Friday regarding his draft. Subsequently, the topic of LeBron James came up.

The Browns rookie was quite glad to talk about his favorite player. He also revealed LeBron’s valuable advice to him.

Just don’t listen to the outside noise. Try to be the best version of myself every single day.”

The 21-year intends to take King James’ words seriously. He wishes to walk in the footsteps of LeBron and embrace the daily grind on the path to greatness.


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Winfrey wants to win the Super Bowl for Cleveland just like his idol LeBron James

LeBron James did a lot of great things for the city of Cleveland. He built schools for kids with fewer opportunities, brought businesses to the city, created job opportunities for young people, and much more.

However, the one that the city most appreciates is the 2016 NBA championship. Winfrey wants to replicate that remarkable achievement.

He wants to win the Super Bowl for the Cleveland Browns, “I’m trying to bring a championship to Cleveland. Just like he did“.

LeBron James single-handedly carried the Cavaliers to the NBA finals after his draft. But unfortunately, he couldn’t get the job done.

In fact, he had to leave his beloved city to get a shot at the championship with the Miami Heat. Naturally, the Cleveland fans weren’t too happy with the decision, to say the least.


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But ‘the kid from Akron’ returned to take care of unfinished business. Therefore, the fans had to forgive him, eventually.

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The Cleveland Cavaliers, led by King James, came back from a 3-1 deficit to win the 2016 NBA championship. And the city of Cleveland erupted in celebration.

It is no surprise that Winfrey wants to replicate that feat. But he would have to work pretty hard to achieve a similar result.



Satagni Sikder

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Satagni Sikder is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports. He has a Master's degree in English from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, and has been following the NBA since 2017. Moreover, he supports the Dallas Mavericks, and unsurprisingly, Luka Doncic is his favorite player.