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Video: LeBron James Says He's Rooting For Akron Over Ohio State In The NIT Tonight

LeBron talks about NIT game between Akron and Ohio State.

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LeBron James has long said if he'd played college basketball, it would have been at Ohio State. The NBA star is perhaps the Buckeyes' biggest celebrity fan, routinely showing up at football games in the fall. He even has a locker inside OSU's basketball facility at the Schottenstein Center. 

He'll be cheering for Ohio State's opponent in the first round of the NIT this evening, though. 

James, an Akron, Ohio native, will be rooting for his hometown school. 

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LeBron reveals who he is rooting for in the @OhioStAthletics vs. @ZipsMBB NIT 1st round matchup https://t.co/fwrMsD4367

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— FOX Sports Ohio (@FOXSportsOH)

LeBron reveals who he is rooting for in the @OhioStAthletics vs. @ZipsMBB NIT 1st round matchup https://t.co/fwrMsD4367

— FOX Sports Ohio (@FOXSportsOH) March 15, 2016

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Akron's head coach, Keith Dambrot, was James' high school coach at St. Vincent-St. Mary High School.

Ohio State and Akron are set to tip off at 7 p.m. E.T. on ESPN.