LeBron James is one of the busiest men in sports, but on Saturday, he will carve out four hours or so to attend an event that he hasn’t been able to witness in person before. The annual battle between the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Michigan Wolverines is garnering massive attention nationally. It’s a matchup between two top-three teams, and the yearly game is regarded as one of the best rivalries in all of sports.
The 2016 edition, though, will gain another attendee. LeBron plans to be attendance to support his beloved Buckeyes.
James was already intimately involved in the process, with Ohio State donning a special edition of his shoes in cleat form for the big-time showdown. Moreover, the schedule for the Cleveland Cavaliers is always the biggest hurdle for James in attending an event such as this during the season, but Cleveland takes on the Dallas Mavericks on Friday before facing the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday, creating just enough time (and the right direction) to light the path for a LeBron visit to Columbus.
The Buckeyes enter the game in the Horseshoe as nearly a touchdown favorite against their arch rival and, frankly, Ohio State has dominated the series in recent years. Still, all eyes will be on Columbus on Saturday at noon, and the most famous person in the building won’t be wearing pads or a headset.