Chris Johnson says he can relate to LeBron James

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After a disappointing 2011 season, Tennessee Titans running back says that he feels like he can relate to LeBron James after the criticism he’s received.

“I kinda put us in the same category,” Johnson said Tuesday, via “He gets a lot of criticism just like I do. I like how he bounced back the year after he got a lot of criticism. Came back, got MVP and hopefully can get his team a championship.

“He just gives me motivation to bounce back for this year, seeing the things that he came back and did, proving the naysayers wrong. I kind of look at him as a guy like me.

The only reason Johnson has received any criticsm is because once his hold out ended last season after getting the contract he was looking for– he played very poorly after partying and not staying in shape while he was away from the field.

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