While LeBron James is trying to hang another banner commemorating a championship in Cleveland, a fellow alumnus of St. Vincent/St. Mary High School is trying to erect a statue in Akron, Ohio, of the Cavaliers star.
“I mean, I don’t know,” James said. “I don’t have a particular pose in mind. Like I said, I think it’s the thought that counts. It’s pretty cool.”
Should the requisite money be collected, several locations are in play to put the statue, including outside St. Vincent/St. Mary and outside James’ I Promise School, according to the Akron Beacon Journal.
Carey has also already met with Cavs owner Dan Gilbert to discuss the project, according to the newspaper.
His best season came in 1976 when he had 1,042 yards from scrimmage and scored 10 touchdowns.
Johnson was a star quarterback in college, leading Georgia to two bowl victories and setting the SEC career record for rushing yards by a quarterback with 1,799. He also competed on the Georgia baseball team.
Johnson’s survivors include his wife Charlotte and three children, Kristy, Brent and Brooke. A visitation is scheduled Saturday from 3-5 p.m. ET at Bernstein Funeral Home in Athens, Ga., with a graveside service set for Sunday at 3:30 p.m. ET at the Oconee Hill Cemetery in Athens, Ga.
“I felt like in the fourth quarter we just ran out of gas,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. “Scored 12 points. Tried to buy a little rest for our guys, but yeah, they just outplayed us in the fourth and they earned it.”