Sports fans have been saying for years that LeBron James could’ve played in the NFL. Hall of Fame wide receiver Cris Carter, however, doesn’t necessarily agree with that take.
During an appearance on The Dan Patrick Show, Carter was asked if James could’ve been as dangerous as Randy Moss or Terrell Owens on the gridiron. Carter has a great deal of respect for James, but he’s not sure if the four-time NBA champion would be able to handle the physicality of the NFL.
“LeBron’s a tough guy in the NBA,” Carter told Patrick. “I don’t know if he’s a tough guy in the NFL.”
Carter believes not even the best athletes in the world can have a smooth transition from their respective sport to the NFL.
“If it was that easy, Usain Bolt would be playing somewhere,” Carter said. “All of a sudden, Dan, guys come up out the surface and they hit you, and they say things to you. And most track athletes, they don’t have that type of temperament. And I would say NBA toughness is a different type of toughness and grit than what you need to play in the NFL.”
Here’s the segment from The Dan Patrick Show:
We’ve seen former basketball players, like Antonio Gates and Jimmy Graham, have so much success in the NFL. That being said, there’s no guarantee James would’ve been a star on the football field.
Besides, it’s pretty obvious that James made the right decision choosing basketball over football.
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