Sunday December 14th, 2014

Johnny Football time will begin with LeBron James on hand to witness it.

Just as Manziel has attended multiple Cavaliers games this season, James will support his friend in Manziel's first career start against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, according to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport

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James is expected to join Manziel's business partners and agents Erik Burkhardt and Maverick Carter in their suite at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland, according to Rapoport. 

The Cavaliers forward posted a good luck message to Manziel on Instagram on Sunday morning:

 

Best of luck to my lil brother @jmanziel2 on making his 1st start today. Let's Go!!

A photo posted by LeBron James (@kingjames) on

Earlier in the week, James wore a "Money Manziel" shirt while he was talking to reporters. He's been a strong supporter of the rookie all season and endorsed him as starter over veteran Brian Hoyer earlier in the month.

• ​Johnny Manziel's birthday included a giant money cake

On Sunday, Manziel will finally get his chance.

- Molly Geary

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