‘I’m Pulling Up for Training’- LeBron James Accepts NFL Star Travis Kelce’s Invitation to Tight End University

Published 09/29/2021, 7:30 AM EDT


The Manningcast had a special guest on their Monday Night Football talk show during the match between the Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles, and it was none other than NBA superstar LeBron James.

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During their conversation, LeBron revealed that during the NBA 2011 lockout, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and Seattle Seahawks Head Coach Pete Carroll offered him a contract to play as a tight end.

LeBron James as a TE?

While Travis Kelce was being interviewed on ESPN Radio’s “KeyShawn, JWill & Max” on Wednesday. The Chiefs’ tight end offered LeBron a spot at the Tight End University; a brand created by Kelce, George Kittle, and Greg Olsen to bring together all the tight ends of the league.

“The invitation for LeBron to come to tight end U is open, man, it’s there,” Kelce said when asked if he would welcome James to tight end U. “I’ve got him a seat right next to me if he wants to come. We’ll show him a little bit of what it takes, but I think LeBron would fit and match perfectly in a Kansas City Chiefs uniform playing the tight end position.”

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Kelce invited James to TE University

Jan 17, 2021; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce (87) runs the ball against the Cleveland Browns during the second half in the AFC Divisional Round playoff game at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

Kelce later took the matter more seriously and tweeted a part of his interview and said, Us NE Ohio guys are all-around athletes!! I know @KingJames would be a dominant force in the TE room!! @te_university let’s get em an invite for next year!!”

Later, LeBron replied to Kelce’s invitation and tweeted, “@tkelce let me know when TE U is going on. I’m pulling up for training and all.”

Looks like there will be a new face around the group of tight ends next year and it won’t be an NFL player. It will be exciting to watch how an NBA GOAT performs after years of being considered for a TE job. With the NBA season commencing in October, cross-sport interactions like these simply bring a smile to sports fans’ faces.

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Sauvik Banerjee

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Sauvik Banerjee, an NFL writer for EssentiallySports, has completed his graduation in English and Economics. The previous content marketing intern has a combined passion for both writing and NFL. He is a self-professed geek, who loves to play chess and football in his spare time.

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