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LeBron James to attend Johnny Manziel's first start, per report

Manziel's first NFL start will draw plenty attention, including from one of the most popular athletes in the world.

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All eyes will be on Johnny Manziel when the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback makes his first NFL start, including the eyes of another Cleveland superstar -- LeBron James.

The 10-time NBA All-Star is expected to be in attendance at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland Sunday, according to, watching from a suite with Manziel's business partners and agents, Erik Burkhardt and Maverick Carter.

James, 29, has been a supporter of Manziel since the team selected the former Texas A&M quarterback in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft, and was quick to become an owner of a Manziel jersey and "Money Manziel" t-shirt. With no games this weekend for the Cleveland Cavaliers and a home game against the Charlotte Hornets Monday night, James is able to take the day to watch Manziel against the Cincinnati Bengals.

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Manziel earned his first extended playing time of the season in Week 13 when he took over for Brian Hoyer in the fourth quarter against the Buffalo Bills. Facing a 20-3 deficit, Manziel immediately led the team on a scoring drive that finished with a 10-yard touchdown run by the quarterback. However, he was unable to lead the team to another score in the 23-10 loss.


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