HOUSTON (AP) LeBron James hopes Johnny Football can get back to the player he was in college.

The Cavaliers superstar dropped Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel as a business client earlier this month after his numerous off-the-field issues. But he's still rooting for the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner to turn things around.

James says Friday: ''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.''

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Manziel's endorsement deals had been handled by James' LRMR management company since he was drafted in the NFL.

James was asked if he'd 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 thing will take care of itself.''