LeBron James shows Parris Campbell love ahead of what should be a big Giants season

A big year is surely on the way for new Giants WR Parris Campbell
New York Giants Offseason Workout
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What's better than a fresh start with a new team in free agency? A compliment and shoutout from LeBron James, arguably the best player in NBA history, sure must feel pretty darn good as well.

James reposted New York Giants receiver Parris Campell's recent social media post showing off his new look. The all-time leading scorer in NBA history praised the wide receiver saying, "Yessir nephew!!! Big year coming! Let's get it! Vibes."

James and Campbell both attended St. Vincent-St. Mary High School in Akron, Ohio. This isn't the first time the four-time NBA champion has supported the 25-year-old wide receiver. LeBron has tweeted about Campbell since his playing days at Ohio State.

While LeBron's support for Campbell off the field is great, the question is will it translate to his performance with Big Blue on the field next season?

Will Parris Campbell be a playmaker for the New York Giants?

It was reported on March 16 that the Giants were signing the former Colts wide receiver to a one-year contract worth up to $4.7 million. The move came just a day after the team released Kenny Golladay.

Giants general manager Joe Schoen clarified that assessing the wide receiver position this offseason would be a priority. Despite a successful season for the Giants, the G-Men lacked wide receiver depth due to the injuries of Sterling Shepard and Wan’Dale Robinson. This allowed players like Richie James and Isaiah Hodgins to make a difference in Mike Kafka's offense.

With Shepard and Robinson's health uncertain to start 2023, the Giants have listed Campbell as their third wide receiver behind Darius Slayton and Hodgins. We can expect Campbell to fit in exceptionally well for head coach Brian Daboll after coming off of his best season in the NFL.

Last season, he played in all 17 games and posted 63 receptions, 623 yards and three touchdowns with the Colts. With Campbell's arrival, Giants fans can expect continued success from Big Blue's offense. You never know, we may even get a LeBron sighting at MetLife Stadium.

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