Even LeBron James can’t ignore the Tampa Bay Buccaneers hype

Tampa Bay Buccaneers, (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers, (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) /

With LeBron James joining in on the hype, it appears as though the entire sports world has started to view the Buccaneers as a legit threat.

With NFL football still being several months away, news regarding the media darling Tampa Bay Buccaneers has become a premium. The final roster can go numerous directions, practices are less accessible, and a decent part of the game plan remains a mystery.

The one thing that is not a mystery regarding Tampa Bay is that the team has now emerged as one of the best teams in the NFL, at least on paper.

Almost every sports analysis show drifts to the Buccaneers once, and the team is talked about in a way similar to 2003, before a game has even been played.

The noise surrounding Tampa Bay has entered the NBA Bubble, and generational talent LeBron James has made it clear that he also sees the greatness.


The L.A. Lakers are currently in the midst of a 10-week Madden tournament. James chose to ride through the competition using the Goat himself (assuming the Lakers are using a copy of Madden that has downloaded an updated roster, a straightforward process).

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Even if LeBron is using the original Madden 20 roster, which has Jameis Winston as the starting quarterback, it is clear that the Buccaneers have entered uncharted territory for the first time in nearly two decades. Tampa Bay has been on the cusp of relevance for some time, but it has become impossible to deny.

No matter how the teams were assigned, LeBron had several other options that would be better in the game. Teams like the Seahawks and the Saints are two notable teams that come to mind that are better in the game than the Buccaneers, yet James still chose to use Tampa Bay.

It is also worth mentioning that James is currently sitting cool in second place. Clearly, the greatest basketball player of the 21st century knows how to play with the best football player during the same period.

Fans that are interested in the outcome of the Madden season can keep up with LeBron’s Buccaneers on his Twitter account. It may be weird to see this as an actual reality, but if LeBron can recognize the greatness in Tampa Bay, the rest of the world should too.