Big game James: LeBron attending Ohio State-Michigan game

CLEVELAND - LeBron James is jamming one of college football's biggest games into his busy schedule.

James and several Cleveland teammates plan to attend Saturday's Ohio State-Michigan game in Columbus before they play in Philadelphia Sunday.

James has been on the sideline at Ohio Stadium in the past, but not for a game he said is on his "bucket list." This year's matchup between the No. 2 Buckeyes and No. 3 Wolverines has national championship implications.

The defending NBA champion Cavs host Dallas on Friday night before James and others will take in the OSU-Michigan rivalry.

James has provided Ohio State's players with cleats inspired by his signature Nike sneakers. He said the idea to develop a cleat for one of his shoes began years ago.

He's picked the right time to unveil them as Michigan is outfitted in Jordan Brand, gear designed by Michael Jordan.

James, though, said it was just a coincidence that the cleats came out this week.

Ohio State is one of four schools whose basketball teams wear exclusively James apparel and sneakers.


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