LeBron James Makes Sales Pitch For Peyton Manning In Miami
The Miami Heat are obviously no strangers to making superstar recruiting calls -- and that being the case, LeBron James is interested in saying a little something to blockbuster NFL free agent Peyton Manning. Why not take your talents to South Beach, Peyton?
“I’m just sayin’,” James told the South Florida Sun-Sentinel after last night's win over the Hawks. “Dolphins need a quarterback, and Peyton’s available.”
James, of course, made a similar high-profile free agent signing in South Florida two years ago -- he made his infamous "Decision" on July 8, 2010 and signed that summer for six years and $110 million. The following year, the local baseball team followed suit, as the Marlins inked monster deals with newcomers Jose Reyes and Mark Buehrle.
The two-time NBA MVP is hoping the Dolphins will follow the trend.
“I’m a Miami Heat player, and I want Miami sports to be great," James said. "The U, the Dolphins, the Marlins, the Heat, of course. Peyton Manning is a great player. No matter what happened this past year, his resume speaks for itself and it would be great to have him down here.”
Manning has made 11 Pro Bowls and won four NFL MVPs -- he'd be a welcome addition to the South Beach sporting landscape.