Johnny Manziel: 'Don't think I can' lure LeBron James back to Cleveland
Many in Cleveland already believe Johnny Manziel can do no wrong.
But can he bring the city's original savior, LeBron James, back for a repeat performance?
"I don't think I can do that," Manziel said, smiling, when asked if he could lure James back to Cleveland at his introductory press conference on Friday.
James, whose Heat lead the Nets 2-0 in their second-round playoff series, can opt out of his deal with Miami after this season. He is an Akron native and played the first seven years of his career for the Cavaliers, leading them to the 2007 NBA Finals. Manziel and James have developed a friendship in recent months, in part because Manziel signed with LRMR, a marketing firm associated with LeBron.
Gilbert said that when he heard the Browns had taken Manziel, he screamed out the window of the car he was in in excitement.
#Browns Manziel on if he'll try to lure LeBron James back to Cleveland: (smiling) "I don't think I can do that.''
— Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) May 9, 2014
Johnny Manziel says he never gets caught up in being Johnny Football. "I'm Johnny Manziel." #Browns — Tom Withers (@twithersAP) May 9, 2014