New king of Cleveland? Former Texas A&M star Myles Garrett offers to fill in for departing LeBron James
NBA superstar LeBron James is on the move again, heading from the Cleveland Cavaliers to the Los Angeles Lakers ahead of the 2018-19 season.
This time, James’s decision has been met with a lot more positivity, as he led the Cavs to the 2016 NBA title, but it still leaves Cleveland without a big-time superstar.
On Sunday night, Cleveland Browns DE Myles Garrett, the No. 1 overall pick out of Texas A&M in the 2017 NFL Draft, offered to pick up the slack for King James’s departure:
@KingJames if you don’t want to take your throne with you I’ll take it..
— Myles "Flash" Garrett ⚡️ (@MylesLGarrett) July 2, 2018
Obviously, Garrett has a long way to go before he gets to the same level as James, especially since the Browns went 0-16 last season.
However, Garrett had seven sacks and a forced fumble as a rookie, so he could be set for a breakout season this fall. The Browns will be counting on him and fans in the city will be looking for someone else to root for in the massive void left by LeBron.