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LeBron: Getting life in order most important for Johnny Manziel

HOUSTON -- LeBron James hopes Johnny Manziel can get back to the player he was in college at Texas A&M.

James dropped Manziel as a business client earlier this month after Manziel's numerous off-the-field issues this season while playing quarterback for the Browns. But James said he is still rooting for Manziel to turn things around.

"The only concern for everyone is to see him back on the football field, but doing it at a professional level and being able to get back to the caliber of player that he was back when he was an Aggie," James said Friday.

Manziel, who won the Heisman Trophy in 2012, had his endorsement deals handled by James' LRMR management company since he was drafted in the NFL in 2014.

James was asked whether he would consider taking Manziel on as a client in the future. He instead focused on Manziel's well-being, saying: "What's most important is him getting things in order for him individually, and then the sport side of things will take care of itself."