Ohio Lawmaker Pushing For LeBron James License Plate

By Staff  |  08/01/2014

LeBron James

LeBron James makes such an impact on the state of Ohio that a state lawmaker is proposing a license plate honoring the NBA superstar.

According to ESPN.com, State Rep. Bill Patmon is planning to introduce legislation to permit the sale of a commemorative "LeBron James Witness 2.0" plate honoring the Akron, Ohio native's return to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

"When LeBron came home, it was a big deal for us," said Patmon. "It might not be for the rest of the world, but it's a big deal for Cleveland."

James, was drafted by the Cavaliers in 2003, but became notorious when he left for Miami after seven seasons. This past month, he became a free agent... and decided to return home.

The Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles offers more than 150 specialty plates, including one that Patmon pushed through the Legislature that honors comic book hero Superman. The Man of Steel was created by two Clevelanders, Jerry Siegel and Joe Schuster, who grew up in the Glenville neighborhood that Patmon represents.