Say what you’d like about Tim Tebow, and say what you’d like about LeBron James, but there’s no doubt that both understand what it takes to handle an insane, overwhelming amount of media coverage. So it isn’t much of a surprise that with the Broncos big game against the Patriots coming up, Bron was asked about the rookie quarterback, and he told FOX Sports Florida that he relates to the kid: “Could LeBron James get out of Denver without talking about Tim Tebow? Not a chance. James, the Miami Heat star forward in town for Friday night’s game against the Nuggets, was asked about Tebow both after a Thursday workout and following a shootaround Friday. He sees some similarities between himself and the Denver Broncos quarterback, who has had success despite often hearing criticism. ‘Honestly, I’ve been paying attention to Tebow all year even while I was watching the Cowboys,’ James said Friday, referring to his favorite NFL team. ‘So I love to see what a guy can do when his back is up against the wall, when everybody counts him out.’ James says he’s in the “same boat” as Tebow, whose Broncos play at New England Saturday in an AFC divisional playoff. He’s not necessarily talking about talent, but about scrutiny. ‘I can relate to him a lot,’ said James, who like Tebow, is one of the most talked-about athletes anywhere. ‘I see how the media plays it sometimes and how the critics go at him and to see him continue to prove them wrong. If it’s a good game or a bad game on his part, he continues to stay positive and move forward. And that’s a great sign. It’s a great leader. You respect that no matter if you’re in that same sport or not.'”
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