LeBron James is gone and forgotten in Cleveland.
The King announced Sunday night he’s leaving the Cavaliers for a second time, this time joining the Los Angeles Lakers as a free agent on a four-year, $154 million deal. (Art Modell only left Cleveland once.)
The Browns hope to fill the void James leaves.
“@KingJames thank you for all you’ve done for Cleveland! Much Respect King!!! #cleveland,” Browns linebacker Christian Kirksey tweeted before adding, “Time for me to take the throne! #kirkoland.”
“Time to take over the city . . . #WeUpNext #DawgPound,” Browns free safety Damarious Randall wrote.
Despite their 1-31 record over the past two seasons, the Browns have generated a buzz with their offseason moves. Tyrod Taylor, Baker Mayfield and Jarvis Landry are among the new faces looking to help the Browns become something other than a punch line.