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Cleveland Browns DE Myles Garrett weighs in on LeBron James' departure

In the moments after LeBron James revealed he'd be heading to the Los Angeles Lakers, Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett offered to take the throne.
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CLEVELAND -- With LeBron James taking his talents to Hollywood, Cleveland is in need of a new king.

And Browns defensive end Myles Garrett is up for the job.

Taking to Twitter after James' agency, Klutch Sports, announced James' decision, Garrett sent a message to the 4-time MVP. And in doing so, the former No. 1 overall pick offered to take over as the new face of Cleveland sports.

"if you don’t want to take your throne with you I’ll take it," Garrett wrote.

The Texas A&M's message was clear: With James no longer a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers, the city is in need of a new sports savior. After just one season, Garrett showed he has the chops to do just that, tallying 7.0 sacks in just 11 games in his rookie year. He'll need to take a big leap forward, however, to fill the sizable Nike shoes left by James, who led the city to its first championship in 52 years.

But with the Browns -- even coming off a winless season -- on a potential upswing and the Cavs likely headed for a rebuild, the pieces are in place for Garrett to become one of -- if not the -- face of Cleveland sports.

Time will tell if Garrett is up for the task. But as Cleveland searches for a new cornerstone, Garrett has already announced his candidacy.

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