“Joe Burrow Has The ‘IT'” – LeBron James Lauds ‘Special’ Bengals Quarterback

Published 09/17/2020, 11:00 PM EDT
Sep 17, 2020; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (9) throws a pass during the first quarter against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports


The LA Lakers are currently gearing up for a tough Eastern Conference Final series against the Denver Nuggets. In the meantime, NBA players are keeping themselves busy inside the bubble by keeping in touch with the latest NFL games.

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Lakers’ LeBron James is a well-known aficionado and supports the Cleveland Browns. However, in Thursday’s Ohio Derby, King James was left impressed by the performance of young Cincinnati Bengals starlet, Joe Burrow.

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LeBron James heaped praise on the young quarterback during the ongoing Thursday night football game. The three-time NBA Champion called Burrow ‘Special’ while also adding that the former LSU man has the ‘IT Factor’ for sure too.

We’re sure Burrow will take this praise in good stride, especially when it’s coming from a serial winner like King James. At the time of writing, Burrow completed 21 of his 35 passes. He threw for 195 yards and had one passing TD up until the end of the third quarter.

However, Burrow endured a tough outing in the middle due to some nasty tackles by the Browns defense, especially Myles Garrett.

Baker Mayfield, Joe Burrow putting on a show in Ohio tonight

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Both these quarterbacks suffered losses in Week One. However, they seemed determined to prove a point on Thursday in the Ohio Derby. At the time of writing, the Browns led by a 28-19 scoreline with Burrow’s Bengals trying to reduce the gap and score two-point conversion.

There is still the fourth quarter left to play, and both teams look relentless in their pursuit for a win. In the battle of the two former Heisman Trophy-winning quarterbacks, who will prevail? We’ll find out soon enough.

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Daniel Arambur is an NFL writer and content strategist for EssentiallySports.With more than 1,000 articles, he is one of the senior writers in the NFL cohort at ES. A mass media graduate from the University of Mumbai, Daniel has found the perfect blend of vocation and passion in the sports content niche.

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