I agree it's very pathetic on the school's part. The guys has no connection to OSU at all besides growing up in the same state.
I don't know how this is going to help recruits go to OSU because these kids are not that stupid to fall for it. Lebron never played for OSU. It's fake and I would take offense if I was being recruited and OSU showed me that locker.
as much as i hate the buckeyes, i will give it to them that they have ravenous fans. everyone in the akron canton area is a bucks fan. lebron almost certainly would have gone there. at 18 he wasn't the south beach heat seeking missile that he became after languishing in cleveland. he was still close to his roots. so i guess on a social level i can see his connection to the OSU.
that being said, he DIDN'T go there and it comes down to nothing more than a recruiting move, albeit a pretty heady one. lebron's on top of the world now and any ties to him are good for PR. but god damn. i hate the buckeyes more every day.
edit: upon doing some research and not just talking out of my ass, i guess lebron actually verbally declared for maryland in his senior year? i mean it was clear he was skipping college, but i guess he made a verbal declaration. i have no idea why i don't remember this because, living in ohio at the time and seeing the potential there i followed lebron extensively. at least i thought so.
Last edited by taabhimself : 09-06-2013 at 01:56 PM.