LeBron James: Robert Griffin III 'a great one' for 'Skins


LeBron James is a lifelong Dallas Cowboys fan, but that hasn't clouded his opinion of Robert Griffin III.

The Washington Redskins' rookie quarterback was courtside Tuesday night to see the struggling Wizards stun James and the visiting Miami Heat 105-101. One night earlier, it was James who watched Griffin upset the New York Giants in grand fashion on "Monday Night Football."

"He's an unbelievable talent, and he's a great quarterback," James told USA Today. "He doesn't play like a rookie at all. They've got a great one."

James sees what we all see. RG3 has turned the wandering Redskins into a wild-card threat and a team nobody wants to deal with down the stretch.

RG3 has shredded the NFC East over the past month, and opponents haven't found a way to neutralize Griffin's gifts. That might take a while. Like James, RG3 shows promise of redefining the position he plays, and those are the rarest of athletes.

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