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Lebron James puts the kibosh on JuJu Smith-Schuster’s campaign to lure him to the Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver won’t handle this news well...

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JuJu Smith-Schuster is a unique individual, and clearly marches to the beat of his own drum. This isn’t a bad thing, just simply stating a fact. It also would be the reason why when he started his campaign to lure Lebron James away from the Cleveland Cavaliers to play for the Pittsburgh Steelers, most fans just chalked it up to ‘JuJu being JuJu’.

Smith-Schuster has worked hard to get Lebron to the Steelers, not just posting multiple items on social media, but even going on FOX’s Undisputed to discuss the campaign’s origins and goals.

While funny, his campaign likely came to a screeching halt on Thursday when James finally responded to these articles and stories talking about ‘King’ James headed to the 412 area code.

“Naw, I’m fine with my sport that I’ve got,” said James, via ESPN’s Dave McMenamin. “It’s pretty funny, though. I saw some of the (headlines) that they had me in a Steelers uniform. I like tank tops and shorts. I’ve tried the shoulder pads and it was fun while it lasted. But I’m a tank top and shorts guy.”

If you are bored and want to entertain the many reasons why James would never play in the NFL, you can start, and likely end, with the contracts. The NBA offers fully guaranteed contracts, while the NFL is far from anything resembling a guarantee. Only part of an NFL player’s contract is considered guaranteed money.

Nonetheless, whatever the reason, James will remain one of the best players in the NBA, while JuJu Smith-Schuster will have to blaze a trail for himself — without Lebron James as a teammate.