LeBron James knows the secret to Manziel success in Cleveland

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New Cleveland Browns quarterback Jonny Manziel has the experience of one of the city's brightest sporting stars to call upon in LeBron James, with the Miami Heat maestro glowing in his praise for a youngster he believes can put the city's hopes on his back and shine.

James is likely to keep a close check on Manziel's fortunes in Cleveland next year for personal and professional reasons, with LeBron's business partner representing the 21-year-old and the pair sharing commercial deals with both Nike and McDonalds.

The NBA kingpin has insisted he can relate to Manziel's current plight and has backed the starlet to shine when it counts on the field next year, thanks to an in-built mechanism for dealing with pressure.

He told "A lot of teams passed up on him, but whatever team picked him, he was ready to make an impact and I think he can be really good.

"I mean, he's been in pressure situations for a long time and it shouldn't change now just because he's starting his NFL campaign.

"Johnny's a great football player, he's a smart kid and he relishes the opportunity to hopefully bring some great moments back to Cleveland as far as the football team. So I think it's a great opportunity for him and I think he looks forward to the challenge."

King James is of course a Dallas Cowboys fan, but probably greeted Cleveland's decision to draft Manziel with their 22nd pick as a strong best-case scenario once they passed on college football's headline-maker from the past two years.

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