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LeBron's Former Teammate Suggests Playing College Football

LeBron James roots on Ohio State in the championship game.

ARLINGTON, TX - JANUARY 12: LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers looks on after the Ohio State Buckeyes defeated the Oregon Ducks 42 to 20 in the College Football Playoff National Championship Game at AT&T Stadium on January 12, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

We've long heard stories about and contemplated the idea of LeBron James playing football. After all, he's a 6-foot-8, 250-pound locomotive. JR Smith wants to see that locomotive in action on the gridiron.

Smith recently left the NBA to go back to college. He currently attends North Carolina A&T and plays for the golf team. His new experience has opened the door to a number of opportunities, including a partnership with Lululemon.

Smith is now trying to recruit other NBA players to go to college and try a different sport. He wants LeBron to finally take a stab at playing football.

"Let me know if you still want to play College Football we still got time!!!! #ItsNeverToLate," he said on Twitter.

Something tells us this will probably never happen. But it sure is fun to think about.

At his age and size, LeBron would probably best be suited for tight end of perhaps even wideout as a red-zone threat. Putting him on the defensive side of the ball would probably be too big an injury risk for his age.

You could never rule out quarterback, either. LeBron sees the court almost better than anyone. Maybe that skill could translate to the football field.