On Tuesday morning, NBA all-everything star LeBron James announced he was opting out of the final years of his contract with the Miami Heat, and is now available to negotiate with any team. And one team that could use a bit of a boost has jumped right into the fray:
— U.S. Soccer (@ussoccer) June 24, 2014
Aside from the fact that Landon Donovan is somewhere weeping right now, and of course the fact that it's totally illegal, why not add LeBron? Altidore's still not 100 percent and Dempsey's got to be held together with spit and tobacco right about now, so why not a multiple-time NBA MVP?
[Photos: World Cup WAG sightings in Brazil]
LeBron has some soccer cred, though not necessarily on the pitch; he actually owns a share of Liverpool FC. Here's a short documentary on his first visit to his new team, back in 2011:
We say go for it. Having LeBron out there could really motivate the United States and terrify Germany. Of course, he'll have to take care not to play too long in the Brazilian heat. Cramps, you know.
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