Even when there isn't even an NBA season going on, LeBron James has managed to get himself involved -- albeit only peripherally -- in a crushing fourth-quarter loss.
James attended Saturday night's Pac 12 clash between Oregon and USC as a guest of Nike CEO Phil Knight, who is the key benefactor of the Ducks' program. Although James was far from the only hoops star in attendance -- Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade were also there -- when Oregon blew the game on a missed kick as time expired, many were quick to blame the most polarizing star in sports.
Even USC's players got in on the action, performing a mock version of LeBron's signature powder toss after scoring a touchdown. In fact, that particular taunt was fairly popular this weekend as Maurice Jones-Drew would perform is as well after scoring a touchdown during Jacksonville's game against Cleveland.
There have been few easier targets for criticism in the world of sports the past 18 months than LeBron James, but perhaps fans in the northwest would be willing to forgive him if 6'8" star accepted an invite to try out for Seattle Seahawks. It's a longshot, but at this point, more than a year after his much maligned "Decision," it seems James could use all the good publicity he can get.
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