As if Patriots fans needed any more reason to root against Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos, LeBron James has gotten involved.
The Miami Heat forward sees similarities when it comes to him and Tebow, especially when it comes to dealing with those who doubt him.
"I love to see what a guy can do when his back is up against the wall and everybody counts him out," James said Friday, according to ESPN.com. "I'm in that same boat sometimes."
James also spoke about he and Tebow have to deal with constant criticism from the media and he admires Tebow's constant positive effort.
"I can relate to him a lot. I see how the media plays it sometimes and how the critics go at him," James said. "To see him prove them wrong … he continues to stay positive and move forward. You respect that."
As far as Saturday night's showdown between the Broncos and Patriots goes, James will be rooting for his new buddy.
"I wish him the best," James said. "I want him to play well and I want him to be successful."