LeBron James is a diehard Ohio State football fan, and his Cleveland Cavaliers were recently in the state of Michigan to play the Detroit Pistons. So naturally, college football rivalries were on his mind.

The NBA star talked about the Buckeyes’ prospects heading into the toughest two-week stretch of their schedule, when they face Michigan State and Michigan. Suffice it to say ‘King James’ has the utmost confidence in the Buckeyes.

Jim Harbaugh has the Wolverines playing extremely well, but is James concerned? Not in the least bit.

"Well, it doesn't matter who's the coach over at Michigan, it's always a rivalry," James told reporters in a video shot by WXYZ-TV ahead of a game on the road at Detroit. "We really don't care who's at the helm over there."

James will take Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer over just about anyone else.

"No, coach Urban Meyer will prepare the team to do their job in all three facets of the game, offense, defense and special teams," James said. "They'll be ready to go."

Your thoughts are noted, Mr. James. If the Buckeyes can survive the Wolverines and the Spartans, they’ll earn another trip to the Big Ten championship game.

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Joe Boozell has been a college basketball writer for NCAA.com since 2015. His work has also appeared in Bleacher Report, FOXSports.com and NBA.com. Joe’s claim to fame since joining NCAA.com: he’s predicted the correct national championship game twice… and picked the wrong winner both times. Growing up, Joe squared off against both Anthony Davis and Frank Kaminsky in the Chicagoland basketball scene. You can imagine how that went.

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