By JEFF SEEMAN
LeBron James is bringing his talents to... Columbus?
Technically, the two-time NBA champion is not going to be playing for Ohio State, but he now has a locker in the Buckeyes' locker room.
Ohio State has added the locker with James' name and hometown for several reasons - one of which is that the team has a large supply of team-branded LBJ material.
The locker will display all of the Ohio StateLBJ products, especially during official visits by potential recruits.
Ohio State head coach Thad Matta says that the display is available because James has done a lot for the Buckeye program. OSU was the first program to wear LBJ brand uniforms.
As for "The Chosen One" contributing at Ohio State?
"I think he's going to have to earn his stripes", said Matta.
Here's another look at "LeBron's locker" at OSU pic.twitter.com90QlV2VcsB Marcus Hartman (@marcushartman) September 3, 2013