LeBron James Reacts Emphatically to Ohio State Winning the Rose Bowl Against Utah

Published 01/02/2022, 3:27 PM EST
Mandatory Credit: Photo by Charles Baus/CSM/Shutterstock (10055402ed) Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James in attendance during the NFC Divisional Round playoff game between the game between the Los Angeles Rams and the Dallas Cowboys at the Los Angeles Coliseum in Los Angeles, California NFL NFC Divisional Playoff Cowboys vs Rams, Los Angeles, USA – 12 Jan 2019 | Courtesy: Reuters


Ohio-born NBA superstar LeBron James cheered up on Twitter after watching his favorite NCAA team win the Rose Bowl. Yes- the Ohio State Buckeyes lifted the Leishman Trophy after defeating the Pac-12 champions Utah Utes by a 48-45 scoreline. Since then, it has been a rose-themed celebration for Ohio.

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LeBron himself cheered upon the occasion and flooded his tweet with loads of roses. “It’s THEEEE OHIO STATE!!!! @OhioStateFB OH…….. IO,” James tweeted with a bunch of emoticons, expressing his moment of immense joy. The Cleveland Cavaliers’ power forward is a keen follower of Ohio State since he was born and brought up in Akron, Ohio.

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LeBron James emphatic on Ohio State’s dramatic Rose Bowl victory

Ohio State has been in tremendous form this year. However, they fell short against Michigan State during the Big Ten Conference Championship game. Yet, they did not let the Rose Bowl slip away. The quarterback CJ Stroud took to his responsibility and hurled for an enormous 573 yards and six touchdowns during the game.

The exciting part is that he did so in just three-quarters of the game. Ohio State saw a slow start since Utah took the lead by 14-0 at the first quarter. But the resilience and competitiveness by QB CJ Stroud paid off as he started hurling the football with unparallel precision.

“It’s emotional for me,” said Stroud. “It’s like I’m dreaming right now. I was able to come home and win the Rose Bowl like this. … This is the Rose Bowl, man. This is where the legendary games are being played.”

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It was a dramatic victory for Ohio State. Since going into the fourth quarter, they trailed Utah by 38-31. It seemed as if Utah were about to grasp the Leishman Trophy, but the last quarter blast by CJ snatched the title out of the hands of Utah. It is definitely a proud moment for the youngsters and Ohio fans, like LeBron James.

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Sauvik Banerjee

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Sauvik Banerjee is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Bachelor’s degree in English and Economics from Lucknow University, Sauvik combined his love for NFL and passion for writing to work for team ES. Sauvik has functioned as a content marketing intern at Kyari Innovations and had a brief stint with Knocksense Lucknow.

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