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LeBron James won't allow his kids play American football

Only basketball, baseball and soccer in the James household.

James at a Cowboy's game.
James at a Cowboy's game.
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LEBRON JAMES WAS one of the best football players in Ohio while attending high school.

He was an all-state wide receiver as a junior in 2001. Urban Meyer offered him a scholarship when he was an assistant at Notre Dame and later told the Los Angeles Times that James had the potential to be a first-round NFL draft pick.

He only quit football when he broke his wrist before his senior year and, in 2010, he told the New York Times that football was his first love.

However, in the 13 years since James made all-state, the climate around football has changed.

A recent New York Times magazine story compared it to tobacco and there’s a debate among parents about whether football is too dangerous for kids.

ESPN’s Chris Broussard reports that LeBron will not let his two sons, who are 10 and seven, play the sport:

James’ kids:

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Participation in youth football is down from where it was six years ago. Some high profile sports figures — like Brett Favre and Mark Cuban — have said they wouldn’t let their kids play football because of concern over long-term brain injuries.

Despite this, the NFL has remained the USA’s most popular professional league with Roger Goodell saying he wants to grow league revenues from $10 billion to $25 billion by 2027.

LeBron himself is a huge Cowboys fan:

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