LeBron James Joins the DeVonta Smith Fanbase as Alabama Clinch National Championship

Published 01/12/2021, 9:24 AM EST
Jan 5, 2021; Tuscaloosa, AL, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide wide receiver DeVonta Smith poses for a photo after being announced the winner of the 2020 Heisman Trophy. Mandatory Credit: Kent Gidley/Heisman Trophy Trust via USA TODAY Sports


The Nick Saban-led Alabama Crimson Tide Football Team made their way to yet another National Championship title on Sunday. This was the veteran coach’s 6th National Championship win.

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Alabama maintained their perfect record as they defeated Ohio State by a 52-24 scoreline on the weekend. Who was their star performer? None other than Heisman Trophy winner, DeVonta Smith.

Jan 1, 2021; Arlington, TX, USA; Alabama wide receiver DeVonta Smith (6) dives over a tackle attempt by Notre Dame safety Shaun Crawford (20) for a touchdown Friday, Jan. 1, 2021 in the College Football Playoff Semifinal hosted by the Rose Bowl in AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary Cosby-USA TODAY Sports TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

The in-demand wideout wreaked havoc on Ohio at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami. On 12 receptions, DaVonta Smith had 215 receiving yards and 3 receiving touchdowns. He truly finished his senior year as the most successful college football wide receiver of all time.

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The youngster garnered massive plaudits on social media, from fans and celebrities alike, after his dazzling display in the National Championship Final.

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LeBron James lauds DeVonta Smith after National Championship win

One of the most popular sports personalities to take notice of DeVonta was Los Angeles Lakers superstar, LeBron James. King James, a staunch Cleveland Browns fan, took to Twitter to express his admiration for the rumored Miami Dolphins target.

It wasn’t only the 4-time NBA Champion who took notice of Smith. Various NFL players also jumped on the DeVonta Smith applause bandwagon with various social media posts.

Here’s what Green Bay Packers wideout, Davante Adams, posted on Twitter last night.

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There are multiple outlets claiming that the Dolphins are eyeing DeVonta in the offseason. Coach Brian Flores is reportedly keen to reunite Tua Tagovailoa with his former Alabama Crimson teammate.

The duo enjoyed a fine season playing under reputed college coach Nick Saban. Will we see DeVonta trade red for blue in the summer? Tell us what you think in the comments below.

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