The question has floated around social media, but can a player for the Cleveland Browns be a bigger star than LeBron James in this city?
With LeBron James heading to the Los Angeles Lakers, the question has been raised: can a member of the Cleveland Browns ever rise to the level of stardom he has in Northeast Ohio?
LeBron James is the best player in the NBA right now and the kid from Akron is hailed a hero in the city of Cleveland after delivering a championship in 2016.
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It was the first in the history of the Cavs franchise and despite James leaving for L.A., he’s still going to be beloved for bringing that first title.
Since news broke of his departure, a lot of discussions have opened up, including a recent one making the rounds on social media asking whether or not someone from the Browns could ever take the throne away from King James.
The answer to that question is a simple, yes.
As fun as the Cavaliers championship was, no one can deny that the NFL is a bigger draw. That’s true in Northeast Ohio as the fans in Cleveland show their love of the Browns by week in and week out, despite their poor record as of late.
The hope now is things are turning around and a lot of that has to do with the belief they have their quarterback under contract. With the No. 1 pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, the Browns selected the charismatic Baker Mayfield out of Oklahoma.
He’s incredibly likable and is also getting quite the offense built around him — for when he’s ready to take over for Tyrod Taylor that is.
So imagine a guy with an engaging personality, leading the highly beloved Browns to their first ever Super Bowl win. Even if it isn’t someone like Mayfield, a quarterback taking the downtrodden Browns to the promised land and hoisting the Lombardi Trophy would be a new king.
And yes, that king would become a bigger star than LeBron.