LeBron James received a contract offer from the Cowboys back in 2011. It was on the heels of the NBA lockout and the Ohio-native seriously considered switching sports, as he explained during an appearance on “Uninterrupted.”
“I had no idea how long the lockout was going to be, and myself and my trainer … we really started to actually train to be a football player,” James said (via David Helman of DallasCowboys.com). “We started to clock our time in the 40, we started to add a little bit more to our bench presses and things of that nature.”
It’s not clear what position LBJ would play, though the uber-athletic 6’9″ 250-pounder would arguably be a great tight end. James scored 27 touchdowns in two high school seasons as a receiver.
James decided to stick the course and remain in the NBA. He has three championships since.