NBA star LeBron James wasn’t too pleased with the kicking of former Arizona State star (and current Cleveland Brown) Zane Gonzalez.
When Zane Gonzalez was in college at Arizona State, things couldn’t be better. The four-year starter finished school with a lofty resume, complete with the 2016 Lou Groza Award — given to the nation’s best kicker — and a unanimous selection to the 2016 College Football All-America Team.
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These days, however, things are a bit of a wreck, and the world’s best basketball player, LeBron James, has taken notice.
Gonzalez, drafted in the seventh round of the 2017 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns, is in the middle of a nightmare. After a solid rookie season in Cleveland, Gonzalez missed a game-winning kick in overtime against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 1, then followed it up with a missed extra point that would have probably sealed a win against the New Orleans Saints in Week 2, and another missed game-tying field goal in the same game. On top of the missed game-winning kicks, Gonzalez also missed several other kicks this year.
Overall, Gonzalez has atrocious numbers this year: 2-for-5 on field goals; 3-for-5 on extra points.
It should be noted that the Browns wound up tying the game against Pittsburgh 21-21 and losing the game to the Saints 21-18.
LeBron James, the Cleveland Browns’ most famous supporter, voiced his displeasure after the second set of missed kicks on Sunday, September 16th against New Orleans.
On Instagram, LeBron posted a video of the Browns on his television set with a caption of “Are you kidding me man!!” This came after the missed extra point. Not too long after, he posted another passionate video when Gonzalez missed the game-tying field goal.
“He better not say my bad. Nah, he better not say my bad, he might get his a** whooped.”
It might not turn out great for the former Arizona State star; when you have performances like this in consecutive weeks, the coaching staff normally starts bringing free agent kickers in for try-outs.
Wish Zane luck, he’ll likely need it.