Two of the Pittsburgh Steelers' best players, wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster and running back Le'Veon Bell, are going all-in on recruiting LeBron James. That's right—JuJu and Le'Veon want King James to ditch the hardwood and come over to the football field to play with the Steelers next season.
JuJu, who's a great Twitter follow, announced his "official campaign" to recruit James Tuesday afternoon. He claimed James could become the greatest athlete—not basketball player, but athlete—of all-time if he were to win a Super Bowl.
Announcing my official campaign to recruit @KingJames to the Pittsburgh Steelers for the 2018 season. LeBron has done everything in the NBA. He can be the best athlete EVER if he makes the move to the NFL and wins a Super Bowl with Steeler Nation... #LeBronToPittsburgh pic.twitter.com/5VLcjIPpSO— JuJu Smith-Schuster (@TeamJuJu) March 6, 2018
Bell, who appeared on Wednesday's episode of Out of Bounds, has gotten behind the idea, too.
LeBron, who was an all-state wide receiver in high school, is committed to basketball, though. He was asked about the Steelers' recruiting pitch at practice Wednesday. LeBron laughed when he heard the question and said the situation was "pretty funny."
LeBron shuts down the Steelers attempts to recruit him: "Nah, I'm fine with my sport I got. I'm a tank top and shorts guy." pic.twitter.com/GUNhqic7Xl— The Render (@TheRenderNBA) March 7, 2018
Watch Le'Veon's Out of Bounds appearance—in which he discusses his contract and Kevin Love's mental health, among other things—below.