LeBron James, like your normal Ohio State fan, didn’t have much of a conundrum deciding who he would root for in Monday night’s National Championship Game.
He did show some compassion for Michigan after the Wolverines’ 79-62 loss to Villanova, though.
“The best team won. And I’m actually happy they won, because we don’t really speak that other team’s name around here,” James told reporters Monday, per WKYC’s Ben Axelrod. “I feel for the kids, though.”
James didn’t play college basketball, as he elected to go straight from high school to the NBA in 2003, when that was still an option. He’s still anti-NCAA, as he called the organization “corrupt” in February, but that doesn’t meant he won’t cheer on the Buckeyes like your average Ohio State fan.
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