LeBron James: I want to play one NFL game
LeBron James, from a mere athletic standpoint, is simply not human. Unofficially, James stands at 6’8, 250 pounds, according to NBA.com, and is also one of the fastest players in the league. His physical stature, along with his strength and speed, has made many pose the question of whether he could play another sport at an elite level, specifically football.
During a twitter Q&A, a twitter follower posed that exact question to James, and here was his response:
— LeBron James (@KingJames) October 19, 2013
I would think LeBron would either have to play receiver or tight end, and it is very plausible that he would thrive at either position. Just to put his stature in perspective, Jimmy Graham, the NFL’s best tight end, stands at 6’7, 265 pounds. Graham, who is a former college basketball player, dominates the league because of his size and strength. Sports-Kings colleague Reece Helms broke down each position LeBron could play, and how he would fare in this article that is a fun read if you’re interested in the subject.
If it would ever happen, one thing is for sure; that one NFL game may be the most watched contest in NFL history .
By: Frank Santos- Sports-Kings Co-Founder