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LeBron James will be in house for Johnny Manziel’s first start

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After Johnny Manziel spent many nights court-side for LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers (with some allegedly to his detriment), it is only fair that the four-time MVP returns the favor as the rookie quarterback is set to make his first NFL start. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport1 reports that James will join Manziel’s agent Erik Burkhardt and mutual friend and business partner Maverick Carter in their FirstEnergy Stadium suite this Sunday afternoon as the Cleveland Browns play host to the Cincinnati Bengals.

Recall that it was James who already had a Manziel Browns jersey the day after the team used the No. 22 pick on him this past summer. Earlier in the week, James also wore a “Money Manziel” shirt while he was talking to reporters. To cap things off, early Sunday morning, James posted a picture of Manziel on his Instagram feed with the caption: “Best of luck to my lil brother @jmanziel2 on making his 1st start today. Let’s Go!!”

This is, if you were wondering, the very definition of #LaFamilia.


  1. Who is decidedly not NEOMG’s LeBron James beat writer []

  • Steven Keys

    Friendship’s cool. These guys LeBron and Jon are buds, but they’re association is so wrapped up in money it smacks of celebrity & coin more than it does team, as in, Cleveland Browns. “LaFamilia” never paid off so well. Ahh, maybe the Waltons. Not the show, the discount chain, familia.

  • Wow

    LeBron could be a good influence for Manziel as far as taking the game seriously and preparing.