LeBron celebrates Ohio St.’s national title with Buckeye players, fans
Little more than three years after signing on to coach Ohio State, Urban Meyer on Monday night delivered Ohioans their first FBS football national championship since the 2002 season.
And the man Ohioans really want to deliver their first NBA championship — ever — was in attendance, and basking in the Buckeyes’ glow.
Cavaliers star LeBron James watched Ohio State’s 42-20 dismantling of Oregon from a suite inside AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, cheering on a team he has never been bashful about supporting.
Big Ohio State fan LeBron James is keeping a close eye on his Buckeyes from Dallas. pic.twitter.com/sUp3ZOzSZ4
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) January 13, 2015
LEBRON JAMES IS LEGIT 10 FT AWAY FROM ME RIGHT NOW pic.twitter.com/gIrhQ1Irnj
— Lena (@lenah_jensen) January 13, 2015
When OSU scored, LeBron went crazy.
Somebody (LeBron) is fired up the Buckeyes have the lead. pic.twitter.com/97hRKcP3Ni
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) January 13, 2015
When the Buckeyes had the lead with time ticking away, LeBron got nervous.
LeBron is happy… pic.twitter.com/HaeoKtjXuF
— Steve Noah (@Steve_OS) January 13, 2015
And when the Buckeyes wrapped up the win, LeBron was on the field, hugging RB Ezekiel Elliott and QB Cardale Jones.
Then LeBron gave Cavs fans a bit of a tease — No. 23 awash in confetti.
LeBron James, millennial pic.twitter.com/9boSCc7mkh
— Ben Cohen (@bzcohen) January 13, 2015
James has missed the last eight games for the Cleveland Cavaliers with back and knee ailments, but he told reporters earlier Monday he is hopeful of being able to return when the team plays at Phoenix on Tuesday night.