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LeBron's Instagram Post About His Football Career Is Going Viral

LeBron James sits on the bench during a preseason game.

SHENZHEN, CHINA - OCTOBER 12: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers looks on before the match against the Brooklyn Nets during a preseason game as part of 2019 NBA Global Games China at Shenzhen Universiade Center on October 12, 2019 in Shenzhen, Guangdong, China. (Photo by Zhong Zhi/Getty Images)

LeBron James wasn't just a star basketball player in high school. He dominated on the football field, too.

The No. 1 overall pick in the 2003 NBA Draft was an All-State football player at St. Vincent-St. Mary High School in Akron, Ohio. James could have played big-time college football and, perhaps, gone on to play in the NFL.

James, who like everyone has a lot of free time right now, took some time to reminisce on his high school football career on Saturday night.

The former McDonald's All-American basketball player turned NBA superstar remembers how he wasn't allowed to play his senior year. Basketball had become too important at that point.

"They said if I tried to step on a football field my senior year they would jump (kick my a**) me every day of practice until I had enough! Think I made a smart decision! Ha!" he wrote.

James also added that NFL linebackers/cornerbacks/safeties can thank him for sticking with basketball. Guarding 6-foot-8 LeBron James in the red zone would have been no fun.

If LeBron had decided to stick with football, where would he have played in college?

Probably Ohio State. The Ohio native has said he would've attended school in Columbus if it came to that. Jim Tressel surely would've done everything he could have to get James to play for the Scarlet and Gray.

Alas, James stuck with basketball and is still dominating the NBA.

What could have been, though...