Cleveland Browns Legend Jim Brown Says Only One Way To Commemorate LeBron James’ Legacy
LeBron James is an all-time great NBA player and now likely the biggest sports icon in Cleveland history. That’s why when it’s all said and done, he’ll likely be shown that ultimate respect by the city whose 52-year title drought he just helped end.
Cleveland Browns legend Jim Brown spoke with Ohio.com on Monday, where he said the Cavs have only one way to honor James wand what he did.
“LeBron has given me a lot of respect, and it hasn’t gone by my ears and eyes. This young man has recognized me as a part of that family, and I’m so happy to go back and show my respect and to enjoy this and show how much we appreciate it and to wave to those fans.”
“He’d better give him a statue,” Brown said of Gilbert. “That young man put out so much blood, sweat and tears it’s unbelievable. He gave up his life. He could’ve had a heart attack he was playing so hard. So they’d better give him a statue. That’s the least they could do.”
Brown, who’s soon to have a statue of himself built in front of FirstEnergy Stadium, explains why he thinks James should receive that similar treatment.
“[He’s] a young man who has taken responsibility on every level – community, family, team, organization, city – and he’s done it with grace. He’s carried himself well. He has bitten the bullet many times, and it’s paid off for him. His legacy is set, and I’m so happy for him.”
If anyone deserves a trophy, it’s the man who helped his team become the first to climb out of a 3-1 hole to win an NBA title, while also doing so against the greatest regular season team in NBA history.