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January 13, 2009 2:20 PM

LeBron's Big Announcement

Over the weekend, LeBron James began a new marketing campaign, announcing to everyone: "Brace Yourself."

Naturally, immediate speculation about what we should be bracing ourselves for began: New shoes? A rap with Lil Wayne? A endorsement deal with Johnson's Baby Powder?

What if it's joining the Cleveland Browns?


If you watch the video, James says he's "decided to follow his first love." Guess what sport he had to quit playing in high school to focus on basketball? And he wasn't bad either, hauling in 52 receptions for more than 1,000 yards and 15 touchdowns his junior season at St. Vincent-St. Mary High.

He's already got the size (at 6-8, 250, he's about five-inches taller than Larry Fitzgerald, and about 30 pounds heavier) and the speed (he's clocked a 4.4 40-yard dash) - the jump from the NBA to the NFL might not be too outrageous.

(Full disclosure: I don't think he's joining the Browns - that'd be beyond dumb. I assume it's a new clothing line or something similar.)

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