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Odell Beckham Jr. pulling for LeBron James to win NBA title with Cavaliers

New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.

New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. makes a catch during an organized team activity, Wednesday, May 27, 2015, in East Rutherford, N.J. Credit: AP / Julio Cortez

Odell Beckham Jr. was focusing on football on the field at Wednesday's first OTA with the Giants, but it's clear that for the next couple of weeks or so he'll be paying just as much attention to basketball as he is to his own sport.

Beckham, who is well-known to be a fan of (and after his burst to stardom last season, an acquaintance of) LeBron James, said he will be pulling for his idol and the Cavaliers to win the NBA Finals. The Cavs clinched the Eastern Conference title on Tuesday.

"Just watching him do his thing," Beckham said of keeping an eye on James throughout the playoffs. "It looks like he's got a different look in his eye. I can tell that he wants it. I'm hoping that he can pull it off."

Beckham said he might even try to attend one of the NBA Finals games in Cleveland, as long as it does not interfere with the Giants' training schedule.

The Cavaliers await either the Golden State Warriors or the Houston Rockets in the Finals. Golden State leads the series, 3-1, with Game 5 at home on Wednesday night. A Warriors win will be fine with Beckham.

"If there's any other team I would want to see, I would love to see [Stephen] Curry get what he deserves," Beckham said. "But I definitely don't want him to win."


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