Ever since LeBron James returned to the Cleveland Cavaliers, us fans have been bombarded with news from every angle on the story of his homecoming. Now, lawmakers are making their stake in the LeBron James frenzy known. Rep. Bill Patmon has legislation on the way that would make the license plate “Witness 2.0″ a speciality plate for the state of Ohio, according to cleveland.com.
Patmon has been a longtime fan of LeBron James since his days at St. Vincent-St. Mary High School, so it’s to no surprise that the Northeast Ohio lawmaker would propose legislation along the lines of creating a special LeBron license plate. Although it seems kind of ridiculous, it comes to no surprise to fans who have been following the LeBron James spectacle since mid July.
Patmon will be working with LeBron James’ charitable organization based in Akron — the LeBron James Family Foundation — in hopes of the legislation to make “Witness 2.0″ a speciality plate resulting in money raised for LeBron’s cause. To get the specialty plates one would have to pay $20, with half of the money collected going to the LeBron James Family Foundation.
Once again, it sounds sort of ridiculous for a lawmaker to do this when there are more important things to worry about (like actual politics), but it’s a nice gesture that will raise money for a good cause. Patmon definitely has his head, and heart, in the right place.