With LeBron James heading to one of the NBA’s most storied franchises, several members of the Cleveland Browns said they were willing to step up in his absence.
A four-time NBA Most Valuable Player, James announced Sunday that he was leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers for the second time in his career — this time, to join the Los Angeles Lakers on a four-year, $154 million contract.
So, what was the reaction to “The King’s” latest decision?
“@kingjames if you don’t want to take your throne with you I’ll take it,” Browns defensive end Myles Garrett wrote on Twitter.
“@kingjames thank you for all you’ve done for Cleveland! Much Respect King!!! #cleveland,” Browns linebacker Christian Kirksey tweeted. “Time for me to take the throne! #kirkoland.”
“Time to take over the city . . . #WeUpNext #DawgPound,” Browns free safety Damarious Randall wrote.
Optimism abounds for the Browns, who last made the playoffs in 2002 and own a dismal 1-31 mark over the last two seasons after finishing the 2017 campaign with a winless record.
As for James’ new home, well the Los Angeles Rams welcomed the superstar over social media.
The Rams posted a photo of James at a previous football game with the words: “Welcome to Los Angeles, @kingjames! See you back in the Coliseum this fall! #LABron.”