Originally posted by CullyInTheHouse:
Sure, there are always exemptions like Robinson, Mugsy, Boykins, ect but my point stands.
The leg explosion and stamina isn't there for many NFL players to compete in the NBA not to mention the skill it entails. Mugsy would blow up the NFL combine with a 50" vertical. You have the choice you do the NBA. Its simple arithmetic when you have a guaranteed salary, greater exposure because there is no helmet and you have a greater impact 5 on 5. This all leads to greater endorsements and because of the absence of violence as opposed to the NFL, you play well into your 30s. This alone is why the best of the best athletically choose basketball over football. There is natural selection involved here. If you can't make NBA then try something else ... like NFL?? A Rod can't touch what can make. He can't come close!!