'LeBrowns:' James and sons watch NFL team practice
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — For the first time at Browns training camp, the spotlight wasn't on Johnny Manziel. LeBron James stole it. The NBA megastar got his football fix Thursday, showing up with his two sons to watch Manziel and the Browns practice.
James spent an hour on the sideline as the Browns went through a morning workout in preparation for Saturday's exhibition opener in Detroit. It was James' first public appearance since re-signing with the Cavaliers last month, and his appearance caused quite a commotion.
Browns players couldn't wait to meet him after practice and several had their photos taken with the four-time MVP, who is noticeably thinner after shedding some weight during the offseason.
James spoke for several minutes with Browns coach Mike Pettine and chatted outside the locker room with Manziel, his close friend and business partner.
"He just asked how camp was going," Pettine said. "You could tell that he's into it and loves football, a big Browns fan. He said he'll be at the games when it's warm and when it's cold he'll be watching in his basement."