Odell Beckham Jr. is courtside for the NBA Finals and he’s repping his new squad — the Cleveland Browns.
As the Golden State Warriors look to even things up with the Toronto Raptors in Game 4, OBJ is wearing a throwback Jim Brown jersey.
Those colors look good on the Browns new No. 1 wide receiver and he’s proud to rep them. He checked in from the sideline.
“I’m just trying to witness greatness,” he told the camera.
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He’s not just witnessing greatness — he’s wearing it too.
Beckham has hopes to one day be considered a franchise icon like Brown — widely considered the greatest player in franchise history. He was three-time NFL MVP, eight-time rushing leader, nine-time Pro Bowler and an NFL champion (1964) with Cleveland.
Odell Beckham Jr. Impresses at Browns Minicamp
Cleveland gave up a first and third round pick and safety Jabrill Peppers to land Beckham in a blockbuster trade with the New York Giants in the offseason.
The Browns are fresh off mandatory minicamp, which wrapped up on Thursday. Beckham felt good enough to head out west to Oakland to catch the pivotal Finals game.
Beckham impressed during his time at minicamp, snagging balls with one hand, showing off some fancy footwork, and even impressing in a well-spoken media session.
“Words don’t even really do it justice for me,’’ said Beckham. “I’m almost giddy, I feel like a little kid with the excitement that I have, seeing Baker, seeing these guys. You know we talk a lot about this offense but this defense is something special and this team is really coming together.’’
Beckham was picked by the Giants with the No. 12 overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. The LSU product hit the ground running, tallying 91 catches for 1,305 yards and 12 touchdowns in just 12 games as a rookie.
He’s made three Pro Bowls and been named Second-Team All-Pro on two occasions.
Over the span of Beckham’s first five years in the league, OBJ has caught 390 passes for 5,476 yards and 44 touchdowns in 59 games. He played 12 or more games in four of five seasons, and each of those years finished with 124 or more targets and over 1,050 yards.
A storyline this offseason has been Beckham being scarce around the Browns offseason activities. But OBJ told reporters that he and head coach Freddie Kitchens were on the same page.
“I know my body better than anyone else. I know what it takes to get in top condition. It’s not my first rodeo. Not my first go-round. I know what it takes to get there,” he said. “(Coach Freddie Kitchens) and I had a different plan than everyone else knows. He knew my whereabouts and he knew when I’d be here . . . The good thing about it is we play in September.”
With minicamp in the books, the Browns have some time off before training camp at the end of July.
I feel something in the air,” Beckham said, “something special that Cleveland hasn’t had in a while and I’m happy to be a part of that.”