LeBron James Reveals Childhood Dream To Play For Cincinnati Bearcats And Coach Bob Huggins

Photo: Instagram/LeBron James

LeBron James, widely regarded as one of the greatest basketball players in history, recently shared a surprising revelation about his childhood aspirations.

In a conversation on the Mind The Game podcast, the four-time NBA World Champion disclosed his desire to play for the Cincinnati Bearcats.

"I loved Cincinnati," James expressed nostalgically. "I remember as a kid watching it. When I was growing up I wanted to go to Cincinnati because of the uniforms and because of Huggs."

Photo: Instagram/LeBron James

During the 90s and early 2000s, the Cincinnati Bearcats commanded attention as one of the most formidable teams in college basketball. 

James specifically mentioned his admiration for former Bearcats head coach Bob Huggins, along with standout players such as Steve Logan, Kenyon Martin, Kenny Satterfield, Demar Johnson, and Ruben Patterson.

Although James ultimately bypassed college to enter the NBA directly from high school, he reflected on his fascination with the Bearcats and their prominent place in the basketball landscape of his youth. Additionally, he revealed a later interest in playing for North Carolina.

The revelation offers fans a delightful "what if?" scenario and serves as a poignant reminder of the enduring legacy of the Cincinnati Bearcats during the late 90s and early 2000s.

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Source: Sports Illustrated 


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