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LeBron's pending free agency has officially jumped the shark

NBA superstar LeBron James, you may have heard, may test the free agency waters this summer. While the hometown Cleveland Cavaliers, James' current team, hope he does not spurn their affections twice, teams around the league have cleared cap space in hopes of attracting the world's best basketball player, just in case.

But why stop there? James is capable of playing all five positions on the hardwood — so if he really wants a challenge, maybe he should switch to a different medium all together. That's the logic apparently being deployed by Pittsburgh Steelers receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster, who on Tuesday launched what is officially the ultimate long-shot bid to recruit James:

Should James opt out of his contract, NBA free agency begins July 1. NFL free agency, however, begins March 14 — so stay sharp, everyone.