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The Michael Crabtree Thread

Yeah, there is no NFL player that could make the NBA.

Gates was the most accomplished college basketball player, but he was a 6'4 PF. Good luck with that unless you are Charles Barkley LOL. Well, he was still a little taller but Gonzalez wasn't very good at CAL. Peppers at UNC was just a role player off the bench, same with McNabb at Syracuse.
I bet some NFL guys have the natural talent to play in the NBA. But at some point you have to pick a sport and commit to it. They put in tremendous amount of time becoming football players, there's not enough time to hone your basketball skills.
[ Edited by SofaKing on Aug 27, 2013 at 5:56 PM ]
The thing is about NFL players, they don't have enough size. Think about it, Calvin Johnson is a huge WR, but he'd be just a SG in the NBA. I'm sure there are a few of them if they played basketball from day one and kept going, they may have had a chance to get there.
I live in LA and word is Kobe has reinvented the recovery process for an achilles tear.... If true I hope Crabs is consulting with kobe's medical staff..
Why are we talking about the NBA in a crabtree thread?

Basketball sucks, gtfo.
Originally posted by xtm059:
Why are we talking about the NBA in a crabtree thread?

Basketball sucks, gtfo.

Word.
Originally posted by corona55569:
I live in LA and word is Kobe has reinvented the recovery process for an achilles tear.... If true I hope Crabs is consulting with kobe's medical staff..

Crabtree suffered his injury after Kobe, but seems like they are doing similar things. I know Kobe was running on the Anti-gravity treadmill last week as well. Good news, hopefully Crabtree surprises us and comes back 100% healthy around November.
if I could play bball or football, I play bball because the contracts are guaranteed and the endorsements are greater. It is a team sport but if you have a LeBron, Jordan or Shaq in his prime you will probably win the chip. One stud makes the world of difference in a 5 on 5 and this is why LeBron and Kobe have so much power today. Now you tell me if you put in D Wade or Russell Westbrook as a WR running a 4.3 with a 45" vertical weighing 220 lbs with impeccable footwork and stamina and I ask you who will contain them? Same for Lebron at TE running a 4.5 weighing 260 and at 6'8" with a 43" vertical and impeccable footwork and stamina and I ask you who defends him? LeBron only plays bball over football because it pays more and it is guaranteed with greater endorsements. Plus he can do it until he is 38yo. NBA athletes are superior but NFL football is superior to watch, BY FAR!!
[ Edited by Pillbusta on Aug 27, 2013 at 6:29 PM ]
He is going to be a cowboy after this year anyways, so might as well bring him back ASAP to get something out of him this year.
Originally posted by xtm059:
Why are we talking about the NBA in a crabtree thread?

Basketball sucks, gtfo.

Originally posted by xtm059:
Why are we talking about the NBA in a crabtree thread?

Basketball sucks, gtfo.
What? You mean you don't get a huge kick out of incredibly tall guys screaming and pounding their chests after jumping up a foot or two and dropping a round ball in a hoop for 2 out of 100 points??!!
Originally posted by CullyInTheHouse:
The thing is about NFL players, they don't have enough size. Think about it, Calvin Johnson is a huge WR, but he'd be just a SG in the NBA. I'm sure there are a few of them if they played basketball from day one and kept going, they may have had a chance to get there.

Two words.. Muggsy Bogues
Sure, there are always exemptions like Robinson, Mugsy, Boykins, ect but my point stands.
Originally posted by kray28:
Originally posted by Memphis9er:
Shoulda smartened you up a bit, NBA players are pansies

Because 82 games over 6+ months doesn't require toughness that 16 games over 4 months does.

Very few NFLers would have the talent to hack it in the NBA. It's a different level of elite athleticism.

If you put Kobe in at TE, he would kill the league. Think of Tony Gonzalez...only with the athleticism several orders of magnitude more imposing.

Please. They play 82 games because the level of contact is nowhere near that of football. If it were, they would be playing a 16 game schedule as well. Those guys JOG up and down the court for 30-40 minutes per game and very rarely take any real hits. Kobe would get destroyed in the NFL. Dude wouldn't last half a season before he gets put on IR.
Originally posted by Pillbusta:
if I could play bball or football, I play bball because the contracts are guaranteed and the endorsements are greater. It is a team sport but if you have a LeBron, Jordan or Shaq in his prime you will probably win the chip. One stud makes the world of difference in a 5 on 5 and this is why LeBron and Kobe have so much power today. Now you tell me if you put in D Wade or Michael Westbrook as a WR running a 4.3 with a 45" vertical weighing 220 lbs with impeccable footwork and stamina and I ask you who will contain them? Same for Lebron at TE running a 4.5 weighing 260 and at 6'8" with a 43" vertical and impeccable footwork and stamina and I ask you who defends him? LeBron only plays bball over football because it pays more and it is guaranteed with greater endorsements. Plus he can do it until he is 38yo. NBA athletes are superior but NFL football is superior to watch, BY FAR!!

I don't think that's fair to say. Everyone keeps using TE and WR as examples of a position guys like Kobe and LeBron could excel at. However, realize that football, unlike basketball, is a very specialized skill set specific to the position.

What if you put Lebron at running back? Why not line him up at the 1 or 3 technique on the Dline? How would he fair as an OT or inside LB? While we are at it, what could he do at safety or on the corner?

The fact is, basketball is a tall mans game. If your not tall, your out. But, that doesn't mean you're less than an athlete because you skill set isn't a "tall bean pole." Footballs great, because it takes so many talent players with many different body types. No way Kobe last five minutes in the trenches or lining up in the backfield as a fullback. You really think LeBron at 260lbs stands a chance against a guy like Justin Smith, Ngata or Watt? Dude would get collapsed. So you can't just say, basketball has better athletes.

Edit: Sorry I can't stop. What about some of these kids coming out of the combine running 4.6 or 4.7 weighing over 300lbs? Look at the number Poe put up this year. That is a huge, fast and scary man.
[ Edited by sweetDwilly on Aug 27, 2013 at 6:45 PM ]