Big game James: LeBron to attend Ohio State-team up north Game

CLEVELAND, OH - OCTOBER 26:  LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers attends Game Two of the 2016 World Series between the Chicago Cubs and the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on October 26, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

CLEVELAND, OH - OCTOBER 26: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers attends Game Two of the 2016 World Series between the Chicago Cubs and the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on October 26, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

CLEVELAND — LeBron James is jamming one of college football’s biggest games into his busy schedule.

James and several Cleveland teammates plan to attend Saturday’s Ohio State-Michigan game in Columbus before they play in Philadelphia that night. James has been on the sideline at Ohio Stadium in the past, but not for a game he said is on his “bucket list.” This year’s matchup between the No. 2 Buckeyes and No. 3 Wolverines has national championship implications.

The defending NBA champion Cavs host Dallas on Friday night before James and others will take in the OSU-Michigan rivalry.

James has provided Ohio State’s players with cleats inspired by his signature Nike sneakers. He said the idea to develop a cleat for one of his shoes began years ago.

He’s picked the right time to unveil them as Michigan is outfitted in Jordan Brand, gear designed by Michael Jordan.

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