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LeBron James reacts as Colorado win again under Deion Sanders, whose son hits out at Nebraska ‘disrespect’


NBA legend LeBron James cut a delighted figure during the Colorado Buffaloes’ second win of the season under Deion Sanders.

The American football side, who compete at college level, are in their first season with the NFL Hall of Famer at the helm.

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Sanders has made it two wins from two at ColoradoCredit: Getty
LeBron was on hand to revel in the success

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LeBron was on hand to revel in the successCredit: Getty

Sanders won two Super Bowls during his playing career, doing so in 1995 with the San Francisco 49ers and in 1996 at the Dallas Cowboys.

He is the only star to have ever featured in the NFL showcase and the MLB World Series, managing that in 1992 with the Atlanta Braves.

Now at the age of 56, ‘Coach Prime’ has taken up the head coach role at Colorado, a position he has held since December.

The Buffaloes had a record of 1-11 last season but have already won twice this term, with a 36-14 win over Nebraska being their latest triumph.

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Hundreds of Buffaloes fans flocked to the pitch after the win

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Hundreds of Buffaloes fans flocked to the pitch after the winCredit: Getty
Deion oversaw a fine performance from his son Shedeur

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Deion oversaw a fine performance from his son ShedeurCredit: Getty
But the 21-year-old was critical of Nebraska afterwards

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But the 21-year-old was critical of Nebraska afterwardsCredit: Getty

It was a cause for celebration for Los Angeles Lakers giant LeBron, who took to X to say: “PRIME TIME!!!!! 2-0.”

Sanders’ son, Shedeur, starred at quarterback in their win on Saturday as he threw for two touchdown passes and a huge 393 yards.

However, he was left less than impressed with Nebraska head coach Matt Rhule and his side for their pre-game antics.

Beforehand, the Cornhuskers stood on the logo of their rivals, with Shedeur saying it was ‘extremely personal’

He added: “You go out there and warm up and you’ve got the head coach from the other team standing in the middle of the Buff.

“It’s OK if a couple of players do it, it’s fine, just enjoy the scenery. But when you’ve got the whole team trying to disrespect it, I’m not going for that at all. I went in there and disrupted it.

“The Buffaloes mean a lot to me — personally — and that’s what I was saying in pre-game. And that’s when I knew it was extreme disrespect. The coach said a lot of things about my pops, about the program.

“I don’t respect that because you’re hating on another man. … All respect was gone for them and their program. The respect level ain’t there because he disrespected us first.”

Colorado kicked off their season in style with a huge 45-42 win over the TCU Horned Frogs before comfortably beating Nebraska.





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