Sorry Buckeyes fans, LeBron James gave up his college eligibility long ago to pursue a career in the NBA – a decision that seems to have worked out pretty well. But that doesn’t mean he can’t have an honorary locker at Ohio State, apparently.
Ohio State gave tours of its new basketball facility today, and while there are numerous state-of-the-art features, the LeBron locker is getting all of the attention. Check it out:
LeBron has a locker at Ohio State pic.twitter.com/1PP8pwqYR5
— Doug Lesmerises (@PDBuckeyes) September 3, 2013
Here’s another look at “LeBron’s locker” at OSU pic.twitter.com/90QlV2VcsB
— Marcus Hartman (@marcushartman) September 3, 2013
LeBron James with his own locker. pic.twitter.com/FN1yn5ZNZq
— Lantern Sports (@LanternSports) September 3, 2013
Why does LeBron have a locker? According to Scout’s Ben Axelrod, it’s an attempt to lure recruits using all of his sponsored gear.
The purpose of the LeBron locker is to display Ohio State’s LeBron gear to recruits on visits
— Ben Axelrod (@BenAxelrod) September 3, 2013
What do you think Buckeyes fans – cool or overboard?