LeBron James donates Ohio State football new cleats for game in Michigan

COLUMBUS — LeBron James won’t be able to make his second appearance at an Ohio State football game this season, but he still wanted to be part of what could be arguably the most important game in nearly 20 years.

The four-time MVP was already present in the Buckeyes’ 21-10 victory over Notre Dame for their first regular season game. But he will be busy preparing to help the Lakers play against the Spurs in San Antonio on Saturday. So instead he just decided to give the team some inclusive gear to wear Michigan.

He gifted the Buckeyes a cleat-clad version of his first signature shoe, the “Nike Air Zoom Generation,” which debuted during his rookie season in 2003. They will wear the cleats with their signature home jerseys with the silver helmets, scarlet jerseys with the current stripe and silver pants.

“Let’s go!!!!!! Had to make sure my boys had that (heat) for the weekend!! OH!! #GoBucks,” James tweeted with a series of fire emojis, making sure the ‘M’ was crossed out with a red X.

James has been an avid supporter of Ohio State’s football and basketball programs no matter what NBA team he’s on as possibly the most famous fan, even teasing the thought of playing for them at times. He has already given the football team exclusive Beat By Dre headphones this year and in recent years when it comes to bowling. In 2017, he gifted them a studded version of the Zoom Solider 10—his team shoe edition—for games against Penn State and Michigan.

Now he’s done it again in 2022, offering the Buckeyes another way to jump-start what CJ Stroud said in the off-season as what will be the most interesting game of the final week of the regular season between the nation’s No. and No. 3 teams

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