Located deep in the bowels of The Ohio State University’s new basketball practice facility is a locker for Akron, Ohio native LeBron James. James, who has long been an advocate of Ohio State basketball, will reportedly simply be used for namesake when recruits visit. The locker will display jerseys as the Buckeyes are already outfitted with the reigning MVP’s Nike-branded gear.
Per The Plain Dealer’s Doug Lesmerises, Buckeyes coach That Matta said that James would “have to earn his stripes” before he could contribute to the men’s team.
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