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2013-10-19 11:55:02 PM  
Hg would be unstoppable as a goal line tight end.
 
2013-10-19 11:57:46 PM  
He, even.
 
2013-10-20 12:02:22 AM  
I bet he'd be almost as good as Jordan was at baseball
 
2013-10-20 12:06:48 AM  
Fold.  Spindle.  Mutilate.
 
2013-10-20 12:38:46 AM  

SilentStrider: Hg would be unstoppable as a goal line tight end.


Given the success of other large PF types who haven't been able to make the NBA and have become monster TEs, and the fact that James has at least played the sport before...I don't see why he wouldn't be able to be a full-time TE.

Of course, that would kinda f*ck over his basketball career, so it's not a good idea. At least Jordan took time off for a relaxing, easygoing sport.
 
2013-10-20 12:56:16 AM  

IAmRight: SilentStrider: Hg would be unstoppable as a goal line tight end.

Given the success of other large PF types who haven't been able to make the NBA and have become monster TEs, and the fact that James has at least played the sport before...I don't see why he wouldn't be able to be a full-time TE.

Of course, that would kinda f*ck over his basketball career, so it's not a good idea. At least Jordan took time off for a relaxing, easygoing sport.



I'm not saying he SHOULD do it, just that if he had played in the NFL instead of going into the NBA, he'd be Gronkowski/Gates in his prime level elite.
 
2013-10-20 12:58:23 AM  
Please proceed.

2wolves: Fold.  Spindle.  Mutilate.


Bears repeating.

Football is different, LeBron.  The guys chasing you are bigger.  They may not always catch you, but when they do, they mean to hurt you BAD.  And whining won't help with NFL Refs.
 
2013-10-20 01:05:50 AM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Please proceed.

2wolves: Fold.  Spindle.  Mutilate.

Bears repeating.

Football is different, LeBron.  The guys chasing you are bigger.  They may not always catch you, but when they do, they mean to hurt you BAD.  And whining won't help with NFL Refs.


It works for Tom Brady ;)
 
2013-10-20 01:08:45 AM  
In the NFL the refs won't call fouls on the guys who throw you to the ground when you get the ball.
 
2013-10-20 01:13:26 AM  

SilentStrider: Benevolent Misanthrope: Please proceed.

2wolves: Fold.  Spindle.  Mutilate.

Bears repeating.

Football is different, LeBron.  The guys chasing you are bigger.  They may not always catch you, but when they do, they mean to hurt you BAD.  And whining won't help with NFL Refs.

It works for Tom Brady ;)


OK, I grant you that.
 
2013-10-20 01:57:41 AM  
The asshurt in this thread is going to incredible.  I can feel it.

"B-B-B-B-BUT THEY'LL TRY TO DELIBERATELY HURT HIM, AS THOUGH OTHER NFL PLAYERS DON'T DEAL WITH THIS ON A REGULAR BASIS AND SOMEHOW MANAGE TO PLAY MORE THAN TEN PLAYS IN A SEASON!1"
 
2013-10-20 02:36:57 AM  
I think of all the NFL players I'd rather have Blake Griffin.
 
2013-10-20 02:38:58 AM  
With all the running/jumping/shooting/playing D those guys do in the NBA those players are probably in the best shape out of most athletes and I imagine he could hold his own in the NFL, that being said there's no way in fark that his agent and whatever basketball team he plays for would let him even think about playing in a NFL game.

He would have to be between contracts or at the end of his career and if he was at the end of his career he would be too old to try out in the NFL anyway.
 
2013-10-20 02:50:57 AM  

Farkenhostile: With all the running/jumping/shooting/playing D those guys do in the NBA those players are probably in the best shape out of most athletes and I imagine he could hold his own in the NFL, that being said there's no way in fark that his agent and whatever basketball team he plays for would let him even think about playing in a NFL game.

He would have to be between contracts or at the end of his career and if he was at the end of his career he would be too old to try out in the NFL anyway.


Well there's also different kinds of "in shape" - starters in basketball are undoubtedly in shape to go for a long time, but they're not going all out on every play. Just like it's different for a soccer player - they're running an absurd distance over the course of a game but they're not all out sprinting all the time. Football players go as hard as they possibly can for 10 seconds and then take a 30 second break over and over and over.

Can Lebron do that? We'd see I guess. He's a Cowboys fan and Jerry Jones said he'd love to try it out so if you do see him it might be with a star on the helmet.
 
2013-10-20 02:56:26 AM  

SilentStrider: Hg would be unstoppable as a goal line tight end.


That would make him mercurial about his selection of sports to play.
 
2013-10-20 02:58:30 AM  

king of vegas: SilentStrider: Hg would be unstoppable as a goal line tight end.

That would make him mercurial about his selection of sports to play.


He would certainly put in the fastest time at 200.59 ± 0.02 u
 
2013-10-20 03:15:54 AM  
A helmet would be a good way to take attention away from the shrinking circumference of his headband, but he wants to put his career at risk by trying another sport he should go big and fight Chael Sonnen.
 
2013-10-20 03:23:57 AM  

IAmRight: SilentStrider: Hg would be unstoppable as a goal line tight end.

Given the success of other large PF types who haven't been able to make the NBA and have become monster TEs, and the fact that James has at least played the sport before...I don't see why he wouldn't be able to be a full-time TE.

Of course, that would kinda f*ck over his basketball career, so it's not a good idea. At least Jordan took time off for a relaxing, easygoing sport.


I'm thinking less TE more Megatron 4.0

There would be literally nobody in the league who would be able to stop a fade route to the corner of the end zone.  He'd simply outleap everyone.  Everyone.
 
2013-10-20 03:38:34 AM  
He would attempt 1 route over the middle, get destroyed by a nevarro bowman type LB and retire.
 
2013-10-20 04:44:14 AM  
one of my college lacrosse teammates (who was starting SS on football team) played HS football against LeBron and claimed he was by far the best wide receiver he ever encountered.
 
2013-10-20 06:29:36 AM  
I hate Lebron, but I could see a team using him in the red zone.
 
2013-10-20 07:20:25 AM  

Triumph: I bet he'd be almost as good as Jordan was at baseball


Football is a bit easier than baseball when it comes to transitioning.  You can teach most non-Tebow types how to run a route and as long as they have good hands, are fast and can jump, they'll be able to find a place in an offense.  Baseball requires a freakish amount of hand-eye that can't really be taught.  I'm not saying he would be an all pro, but he would certainly be much better at football than Jordan was at baseball.
 
2013-10-20 07:56:56 AM  

degenerate-afro: Triumph: I bet he'd be almost as good as Jordan was at baseball

Football is a bit easier than baseball when it comes to transitioning.  You can teach most non-Tebow types how to run a route and as long as they have good hands, are fast and can jump, they'll be able to find a place in an offense.  Baseball requires a freakish amount of hand-eye that can't really be taught.  I'm not saying he would be an all pro, but he would certainly be much better at football than Jordan was at baseball.


Well, came here to bash on the "Heatle", I guess I won't because this is the most true comment on this thread.  I am not a baseball fan (are they playing the world series yet?) It is the most boring game to watch.   But, if you are playing it, it requires so much more brain power than basketball or football.  Unless you are an offensive lineman, but I digress.
 
2013-10-20 08:19:00 AM  

Triumph: I bet he'd be almost as good as Jordan was at baseball


It was either that or sit out a season for gambling.
 
2013-10-20 08:37:11 AM  

rjakobi: Triumph: I bet he'd be almost as good as Jordan was at baseball

It was either that or sit out a season for gambling.


Bill Simmons Fark handle?
 
2013-10-20 08:40:44 AM  
In the NFL, the referees don't play favorites if you're not a quarterback. LeBron would have to get used to being just another guy who's not protected by the referees.
 
2013-10-20 08:44:23 AM  
He played at a high school level a decade ago. He has never had to deal with really getting hit. People who play in NFL, have grown accustom to this kind of abuse. Also compare his neck to that of an NFL player.
 
2013-10-20 09:07:56 AM  

1derful: A helmet would be a good way to take attention away from the shrinking circumference of his headband, but he wants to put his career at risk by trying another sport he should go big and fight Chael Sonnen.


Hey, Kareem fought Conan.
 
2013-10-20 09:10:43 AM  
He would have to bulk up and get used to being hit by big guys if he was going to be in the NFL, but the guy is athletic as hell so I think if he would've gone the NFL route rather than NBA, he would've done real well.
 
2013-10-20 09:32:09 AM  

teto85: In the NFL the refs won't call fouls on the guys who throw you to the ground when you get the ball.


Nah they just fine them the following week.
 
2013-10-20 09:38:36 AM  
The issue isnt that LeBron said this during a Q&A with fans, the issue is ESPN reporting it as news.
 
2013-10-20 09:49:04 AM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Please proceed.

2wolves: Fold.  Spindle.  Mutilate.

Bears repeating.

Football is different, LeBron.  The guys chasing you are bigger.  They may not always catch you, but when they do, they mean to hurt you BAD.  And whining won't help with NFL Refs.


He hasn't always been a whiner in basketball, not sure what made him start.
With his size (6'8 250+lbs), and speed there wouldn't be many people who could catch him or bring him down. Just look at Calvin Johnson at 6'5 230+lbs and how he can dominate the backfield.
I'd say if he wins 2 more rings (so age 30) to try and make the switch if he wants to. No matter what he does or how many rings he wins he'll never be considered better than Jordan, so he might as well do what he enjoys.
 
2013-10-20 10:05:47 AM  

SilentStrider: Hg would be unstoppable as a goal line tight end.


He would be very stoppable.
 
2013-10-20 11:19:03 AM  

OhioUGrad: Benevolent Misanthrope: Please proceed.

2wolves: Fold.  Spindle.  Mutilate.

Bears repeating.

Football is different, LeBron.  The guys chasing you are bigger.  They may not always catch you, but when they do, they mean to hurt you BAD.  And whining won't help with NFL Refs.

He hasn't always been a whiner in basketball, not sure what made him start.
With his size (6'8 250+lbs), and speed there wouldn't be many people who could catch him or bring him down. Just look at Calvin Johnson at 6'5 230+lbs and how he can dominate the backfield.
I'd say if he wins 2 more rings (so age 30) to try and make the switch if he wants to. No matter what he does or how many rings he wins he'll never be considered better than Jordan, so he might as well do what he enjoys.


At age 30, he will likely be too old to be a NFL "rookie" in a sport he hasn't played in many years.
 
2013-10-20 12:00:19 PM  

Treygreen13: Farkenhostile: With all the running/jumping/shooting/playing D those guys do in the NBA those players are probably in the best shape out of most athletes and I imagine he could hold his own in the NFL, that being said there's no way in fark that his agent and whatever basketball team he plays for would let him even think about playing in a NFL game.

He would have to be between contracts or at the end of his career and if he was at the end of his career he would be too old to try out in the NFL anyway.

Well there's also different kinds of "in shape" - starters in basketball are undoubtedly in shape to go for a long time, but they're not going all out on every play. Just like it's different for a soccer player - they're running an absurd distance over the course of a game but they're not all out sprinting all the time. Football players go as hard as they possibly can for 10 seconds and then take a 30 second break over and over and over.

Can Lebron do that? We'd see I guess. He's a Cowboys fan and Jerry Jones said he'd love to try it out so if you do see him it might be with a star on the helmet.


You don't play a lot of basketball or football huh?
 
2013-10-20 12:36:15 PM  

machoprogrammer: OhioUGrad: Benevolent Misanthrope: Please proceed.

2wolves: Fold.  Spindle.  Mutilate.

Bears repeating.

Football is different, LeBron.  The guys chasing you are bigger.  They may not always catch you, but when they do, they mean to hurt you BAD.  And whining won't help with NFL Refs.

He hasn't always been a whiner in basketball, not sure what made him start.
With his size (6'8 250+lbs), and speed there wouldn't be many people who could catch him or bring him down. Just look at Calvin Johnson at 6'5 230+lbs and how he can dominate the backfield.
I'd say if he wins 2 more rings (so age 30) to try and make the switch if he wants to. No matter what he does or how many rings he wins he'll never be considered better than Jordan, so he might as well do what he enjoys.

At age 30, he will likely be too old to be a NFL "rookie" in a sport he hasn't played in many years.


It's not like he's sat on his couch since HS or something, he's in great shape, and a lot of receivers can play until their mid-thirties (Randy Moss), plus Lebron's body has not taken the abuse of the NFL so he is likely in much better shape than a lot of receivers. I don't really see his age being an issue.
 
2013-10-20 12:44:11 PM  
I say let him play for the Dolphins against the Browns.  I'm sure the Browns would get a lot of walk-ons wanting to try out for the team for that game, specifically on defense.
 
2013-10-20 02:47:36 PM  
Curt Hennig called.  He wants his gimmick back.
 
2013-10-20 03:41:29 PM  

buckeyebrain: Curt Hennig called.  He wants his gimmick back.


From beyond the grave...booooo!!!!!!
 
2013-10-20 05:29:36 PM  

Rozotorical: Treygreen13: Farkenhostile: With all the running/jumping/shooting/playing D those guys do in the NBA those players are probably in the best shape out of most athletes and I imagine he could hold his own in the NFL, that being said there's no way in fark that his agent and whatever basketball team he plays for would let him even think about playing in a NFL game.

He would have to be between contracts or at the end of his career and if he was at the end of his career he would be too old to try out in the NFL anyway.

Well there's also different kinds of "in shape" - starters in basketball are undoubtedly in shape to go for a long time, but they're not going all out on every play. Just like it's different for a soccer player - they're running an absurd distance over the course of a game but they're not all out sprinting all the time. Football players go as hard as they possibly can for 10 seconds and then take a 30 second break over and over and over.

Can Lebron do that? We'd see I guess. He's a Cowboys fan and Jerry Jones said he'd love to try it out so if you do see him it might be with a star on the helmet.

You don't play a lot of basketball or football huh?


There's a difference between running 15 feet to the bucket and then jogging back to your side and running as fast as humanly possible into a guy who hits you every chance he gets. They're different types of "in shape" and it's the reason Lebron would get gassed playing soccer and Messi wouldn't last an NFL season.
 
2013-10-21 08:10:47 AM  
I think I would make a great brain surgeon.
 
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