Leboron James, the Cleveland Cavaliers star, will join ESPN’s Voya Clan for the Super Bowl.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are set to host the New Orleans Saints on Sunday night, while the Houston Texans are the next two teams in line to be eliminated from the playoffs.
Voya Faze, a team of high school basketball stars, recently signed a four-year, $50 million deal with ESPN, which is expected to become the largest-ever sponsorship for an NCAA sports network.
James will be part of the ESPN team for the upcoming Super Bowl and will be the first NBA player to play on a college football team.
“I am thrilled to be a part of ESPN’s newest venture, Voya.
It’s the right time for me to bring the team to the Superdome and celebrate my career,” James said in a statement.
“We will be playing in the biggest game of the year and I can’t wait to share my incredible experience and bring my fans the most exciting games of the season.”
The Super Bowl will mark the first time that James has been on the field at a football game since 2014.
James has not played a game in the league since the 2015 season.
ESPN’s contract with the NBA was signed in March of this year, but the agreement was contingent on James being on the roster for the playoffs and was not extended.
In addition to the Voya’s sponsorship, James and his family will receive more than $2 million for a two-year deal worth $50.6 million, ESPN reported.
The NBA is expected make the playoffs for the first of two straight years.