“Them Boys Gone Be Looking Sweet”: LeBron James’ ‘Perfect’ Gift for Ohio State Buckeyes Ahead of Huge Michigan Matchup Leaves NBA Twitter in Shambles

Published 11/24/2022, 7:56 AM EST

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LeBron James is a fan of the Ohio State Buckeyes Football team. As the college football season is on the go, LeBron has expressed his support for the Buckeyes online. However, this time, he took it a step further. LeBron’s move left NBA Twitter in shambles.

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The Buckeyes take on Michigan Wolverines on 26th November. Both teams are yet to lose a game in the season. Hence, this meeting is all the more exciting for college football fans. While the buzz around the game continues, earlier in the day, the Buckeyes’ Twitter page announced that the team would be wearing new cleats for the game. They posted a picture of the cleats.

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LeBron retweeted the same indicating that it was a special gift from him. In collaboration with Nike, LeBron gifted the team with custom black and red cleats that bared his signature logo on them.

LeBron James leaves NBA Twitter in shambles

LeBron, who hails from Ohio, said, “Had to make sure my boys had that for the weekend.” However, in typical Buckeyes game post tradition, the letter ‘m’ was replaced by the cross emoji. This caused havoc on NBA Twitter.

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Fans were excited to see these custom cleats and believed that the players would look good in them. “Them boys gone be looking sweet,” said one tweet. Some stated that they looked “perfect.” Many thanked LeBron for his constant support. Additionally, fans called for LeBron to make the cleats available to the public. They also urged LeBron to release basketball shoes in the same design. Having said that, fans also took a jab at LeBron saying that if Ohio were to lose the game, then he’d be at fault.

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LeBron’s injury update

Having missed five straight games, LeBron James is still in the process of recovery. According to Coach Darvin Ham, the Lakers’ are not in a hurry to push LeBron back on the court. The focus right now is on strengthening LeBron’s body.

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He said, “I told him today, ‘when we get to a place where we feel comfortable going out there, we’ll get there.’“Coach Ham pointed out that the other players are stepping up and performing. He mentioned that the team is on a good run. So “there’s no rush, there’s no panic mode.”

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With that, fans are eagerly waiting for LeBron’s return. The Los Angeles Lakers next face the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday.

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Shriya Rajachandra

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Shriya Rajachandra is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports. She earned a bachelor's degree in Journalism, Psychology, and Communicative English. Shriya previously interned at The New Indian Express, but her favorite journalist, Marcus Thompson motivated her to start writing about basketball.
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