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Griffin III Wants To Convert LeBron James

Posted by Andrew Walker on December 4, 2012 – 10:33 pm

(AP photo)

(AP photo)

Last night, the Washington Redskins defeated the defending Super Bowl champion New York Giants at home to extend their season-long winning streak to three games.

Tonight, several Redskins players were on hand to watch the struggling Washington Wizards take on the defending NBA champion Miami Heat in D.C.

Not many gave the Wizards a chance to pull off the upset; but, wouldn’t you know it — Washington was victorious once again.

The Wizards earned their second win of the season by hanging on to defeat the Eastern Division-leading Heat, 105-101, in front of a standing-room crowd at the Verizon Center.

Among those taking in the game from the Redskins were quarterback Robert Griffin III, outside linebacker Brian Orakpo, wide receivers Leonard Hankerson, Santana Moss and Joshua Morgan, tight end Fred Davis and long snapper Nick Sundberg.

Griffin III — who was sitting courtside next to the Wizards’ bench with his fiancée, Rebecca, to his right and Orakpo two seats to his left — tweeted this immediately after the game:

Hankerson, meanwhile, is a devout Heat fan who went to the University of Miami, and tweeted this before the game:

Sundberg said he appreciated seeing the upset live:

Back to Griffin III: as expected, the Wizards (and Heat) fans in attendance went bonkers when they put the sensational rookie quarterback’s image up on the video board during the game.

Griffin III talked to CSN Washington just moments after being introduced and indicated he was humbled by the experience.

“You’ve got to appreciate everything,” Griffin III said. “You don’t ever come somewhere expecting that everyone is going to love on you. You’ve got to earn it. Certainly we’ve earned it this year, and hopefully we’ll continue to do that.”

Griffin III also talked about Miami heat superstar LeBron James, who is a huge Dallas Cowboys fan.

Considering the Redskins defeated the Cowboys 38-31 on Thanksgiving Day — and James has thrown praise Griffin III’s way before — perhaps Griffin III can get the three-time NBA MVP on the good guys’ side?

“He is a big Cowboys fan,” Griffin III said of King James. “But hopefully we can convert him.”

James, by the way, embraced both Griffin III and Orakpo after the game before walking into the locker room.

Here’s the full video interview with Griffin III at tonight’s Wizards game, compliments of CSN Washington:

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