LeBron James dubs Travis Kelce new king of Ohio amid Taylor Swift romance

The king has named his successor. Lakers superstar LeBron James, long dubbed “King James,” bestowed upon Chiefs stud tight end Travis Kelce the honor of being the new most famous athlete from Northeast Ohio amid the latter’s romantic relationship with Taylor Swift. “Listen, sometimes you’ve gotta give the crown up to the next one,” James said on the Thursday Night Football in The Shop alternative broadcast for the Chiefs’ Week 6 win over the Broncos. “What Trav has got going on right now, and the Swifties, I think I’m gonna give the crown to him right now. He deserves it right now.” Both James and Kelce grew up in Ohio, and James became a hero in the state playing 11 seasons with the Cavaliers across two stints, which included leading the team to its first-ever championship in 2016. Kelce’s romance with Swift has taken the NFL and celebrity worlds by storm, and pop star was in attendance at Arrowhead Stadium for Thursday night’s clash, which Kansas City won, 19-8.