Cam Newton is the brash quarterback for the Super Bowl-bound Carolina Panthers. He’s also probably going to win the NFL MVP this season, and his remarkable physical gifts combined with his position as an outspoken leader for a one-loss team has also made him a magnet for controversy. Specifically, those Americans who might be scared by an empowered black man usurping a position normally filled by a man sporting a complexion closer to their own. But it’s Cam’s on-field dominance that led one reporter to ask him about being the LeBron James of the NFL. Well, Cam’s response will of course be treated as just a whimsical bit of bravado by Newton.