Originally posted by WINiner:
Originally posted by Pillbusta:
Man we have straight hijacked this thread. I apologize for getting into this but I saw some comments and had to respond because I know from cousins of mine that went to the NFL and coaches of both sports that NFL clubs mine the basketball leagues for players at certain positions but the NBA won't look for talent in the NFL. This is because the NFL game doesn't translate to basketball but the NBA can translate to the NFL. One of my cousins was an NFL player and he admitted that many NBA players could play in the NFL and do very well if they chose the sport and committed themselves to it but he said an NFL player can't just pick up a basketball and harvest that type of skill set. Crabtree please but yet I keep responding. Lebron at a 4.6 and 6'8" 260 with a 43" vertical huge hands and wingspan and not to mention his footwork and agility. That's easy offense and he hasn't properly trained for a 40 yd dash. Limitless stamina as well to play through 3 NBA finals while playing all summer to carry the US to a gold medal. There isn't an NFL player alive that can touch him!! Now Michael Phelps or Usain Bolt but NFL player? They wish they were LeBron and this is why he wins every award from his peers in all of sports
You sure do have a ton of family that played/coached professional ball of some kind or another. I call b******t.
Lol many NBA players could play in the NFL my ass. A couple might be able to with much training, but that's it. The NFL has the most elite athletes in the world. Were talking about guys who run 4.3s and jump 40 inches, with great agility and strength. NBA players are much less athletic. I was looking at the NBA combine a few months ago and the average vertical for all the players was something around 27 inches. Offensive linemen in the NFL are jumping that high at a much greater weight! Of course there are some great athletes in the NBA capable of jumping very high, but overall the athleticism of NBA players compared to athleticism of NFL players as a whole isn't even close. NFL players are far superior athletes. Hey but at least NBA players are taller.
Oh and by the way, Adrian Peterson, Calvin Johnson, Vernon Davis, Julio Jones, etc dwarf Lebron James in terms of athleticism and explosiveness. Calvin Johnson runs a heck of a lot faster, is more agile, jumps as high or higher, and can take the physicality of the NFL.
And also you have guys like Deion Sanders, Bo Jackson and others who went from the NFL and were respectable or even dominated in other sports. The greatest basektball player of all time, Michael Jordan was a terrible baseball player and couldn't even make it in the minor leagues.