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mjokc
07-13-2011, 01:32 PM
With the talk of Nate Robinson wanting to go to the NFL it got me thinking about other NBA players who could have success in the NFL. A person who came to thought automatically is glen davis. Dude is like what 6'7 6'8 almost 300lbs and quick for his size, he would be nasty on the O line. Who else do you guys think would make it in the NFL? And at what positions.

chicago lulz
07-13-2011, 01:39 PM
Big Baby Davis!

Chill_Will_24
07-13-2011, 01:41 PM
Rose, Wall, Wesbrook, Lebron, JSmoove, ZBo, Cousins

Sadds The Gr8
07-13-2011, 01:43 PM
Kyle Lowry

Gators123
07-13-2011, 01:44 PM
Jason Maxiell, hes about 6'6 280 lol

Becks2307
07-13-2011, 01:49 PM
Dwight would be a sick linebacker

Cano4prez
07-13-2011, 01:51 PM
LeBron as a TE

sixer04fan
07-13-2011, 01:55 PM
Most NBA players would be great in the NFL... The NFL is failed basketball players, and the MLB is failed NFL players.

Imagine any decent wing player in the NBA like Granger, Iguodala, Deng, Wallace, Lebron, Kobe, etc... These guys would be dominant WR's in the NFL. Could you imagine an NFL linebacker trying to catch Rose in the backfield? It wouldn't be fair.

I honestly think basketball is the most athletic sport, followed by football, then baseball. And I honestly think a lot of average NBA players would be able to be great in the NFL.

AntiG
07-13-2011, 01:58 PM
LeBron would rape the NFL at QB, WR, TE or passrusher. Unstoppable at QB, he'd basically be a physically superior version of Cam Newton/Vince Young with very high intellect, instincts and work ethic as well as superior passing vision.

As a HS senior, he was the nation's best football prospect at WR.

mttwlsn16
07-13-2011, 02:01 PM
lebron and blake griffin, from a size and athleticism standpoint anyways

AntiG
07-13-2011, 02:05 PM
Most NBA players would be great in the NFL... The NFL is failed basketball players, and the MLB is failed NFL players.

Imagine any decent wing player in the NBA like Granger, Iguodala, Deng, Wallace, Lebron, Kobe, etc... These guys would be dominant WR's in the NFL. Could you imagine an NFL linebacker trying to catch Rose in the backfield? It wouldn't be fair.

I honestly think basketball is the most athletic sport, followed by football, then baseball. And I honestly think a lot of average NBA players would be able to be great in the NFL.

Not necessary. The NFL has a lot more emphasis on overall physical size than the NBA does, and most of the players are faster and far stronger than NBA players. You rarely can get away with being a 6'5 player and only 170 lbs like you can in basketball. The average 6'5 player in the NFL is around 250+ lbs.

Granger, Iguodala and Deng all would have to put on about 30-50 lbs in order to compete, which would probably lead to a very significant loss of their already inferior speed to similar sized NFL players at TE, who go around 6'4+, 250 lbs+ and run in the 4.6-4.8 range.

Kobe would also need to put on about 30 lbs to play WR, and Ben Wallace is far too slow to play anything but OL, in which he'd probably need to bulk up to around 310 lbs to be effective at his height (lack of weight leads to getting thrown back). Rose at best would have to play slot WR, CB or be relegated to KR because of his diminutive size, unless he were to put on a lot of weight which probably affects his speed and quickness.

NBA has better height in general... but in terms of all-around athleticism combined with height-weight ratio requirements, the NFL kills the NBA.

Out of everyone in the NBA, only really LeBron would probably dominate in football. He's the only player that has the necessary physical tools and skillset to fit into specific positions really well without adding any weight. The rest would be mediocre at best.

Sadds The Gr8
07-13-2011, 02:06 PM
Dejuan Blair would be a nasty DE

CHANGO
07-13-2011, 02:10 PM
Lebron has everything to dominate in the NFL. The body, height, speed, strength, talent, and also played in high school. It would be funny to see a football game between players from the NBA.

AntiG
07-13-2011, 02:10 PM
Dwight would be a sick linebacker

Too slow and too skinny to play the position in the pros, not to mention his height would get him killed leverage-wise - he'd get blocked out of the picture easily. Most linebackers in the NFL are in the 4.6 and up range in terms of speed. That's the speed of a fast NBA guard.

Hustlenomics
07-13-2011, 02:11 PM
LeBron as a TE

LeBron cries all game long if you even breathe on him, no way he can take a tackle

smith&wesson
07-13-2011, 02:11 PM
lebron james ? i dunno. i think nba players are generally too tall. one bad hit and there goes there knees.

sixer04fan
07-13-2011, 02:12 PM
Not necessary. The NFL has a lot more emphasis on overall physical size than the NBA does, and most of the players are faster and far stronger than NBA players. You rarely can get away with being a 6'5 player and only 170 lbs like you can in basketball.

Agree to disagree, I respect your opinion though. I believe the NBA players are in fact much faster in general, and more athletic. Definitely weaker, but more athletic. If Rose put on more muscle, he'd be one of the biggest RB's in the league, and I imagine he's already as fast if not faster. Dude is over 6 feet tall, probably taller than any RB in the NFL. We lose our perspective on how big these NBA players actually are compared to NFL players. The tallest players in the NFL are around like 6'7-6'8 range, and that's about average in the NBA.

I will give it to you though that adding muscle on NBA players will slow them down. But I think NBA players could translate a lot better to the NFL than vice versa. Think about it. There are tons of NBA players that were superstars in football (Iverson, for example). And there are tons of great NFL players that played both sports and couldn't hack it in basketball (McNabb, TO, Gonzo, Gates, Curry, etc).

Also, 6'5" 170 lbs? Pretty sure no one in the NBA is that ridiculously skinny.

mjokc
07-13-2011, 02:12 PM
Dejuan Blair would be a nasty DE

I would say TE or D Line, do you really think he'd have the open field speed to keep up with WRs?

AntiG
07-13-2011, 02:23 PM
Agree to disagree, I respect your opinion though. I believe the NBA players are in fact much faster in general, and more athletic. Definitely weaker, but more athletic. If Rose put on more muscle, he'd be one of the biggest RB's in the league, and I imagine he's already as fast if not faster. Dude is over 6 feet tall, probably taller than any RB in the NFL. We lose our perspective on how big these NBA players actually are compared to NFL players. The tallest players in the NFL are around like 6'7-6'8 range, and that's about average in the NBA.

I will give it to you though that adding muscle on NBA players will slow them down. But I think NBA players could translate a lot better to the NFL than vice versa. Think about it.

Also, 6'5" 170 lbs? Pretty sure no one in the NBA is that ridiculously skinny.

Rose is listed at 6'3 (which means he's really around 6'1)... even if he put on weight, he's a poor fit for RB due to his height. RBs need a low center of gravity (5'9-5'11 is ideal) combined with good bulk. Its the reason why Reggie Bush (5'11, 200 lbs) stinks as a pure ballcarrier - lack of leverage, lack of power, doesn't have the strength to run people over. Rose would be basically the same deal - in order to be effective at 6'1+ you need to bulk up to the 225-250 lbs. area, which would completely kill his speed. If anything Rose would be a good slot receiver if he got up to around 200-210 lbs. Remember, height does not equal Big in the NFL - height-weight ratio counts the most.

Maurice Jones-Drew is only 5'6 but he weighs almost 220 lbs. That's basically the same ht-wt ratio as Shaq, and guaranteed he runs faster than 99% of the NBA's players with his 4.3 speed.

The tallest players in the NFL are 6'7-6'10 because the taller you get, the slower you get as well, especially when you need to put on weight to counter leverage and power. The same thing would happen to the NBA - most of the players are simply too slow and not athletic enough once you add a good 20-50 lbs to them to be good football players on the professional level.

sixer04fan
07-13-2011, 02:27 PM
^^Good points... Touche. I guess when I think "athleticism" I have a slightly different interpretation in mind. When I think of the prototypical athlete, or athletic body, I think of a wing player in the NBA. And I still would believe that more NBA players could translate better to the NFL than vice versa, but that also has to do with players in the NFL specializing their body/size/weight for a particular position (CB vs. OL, for example). This pattern is much less severe in the NBA.

Khalifa21
07-13-2011, 02:34 PM
LeBron has all the physical attributes to be one of the best WR's ever. 6'8, 260 pounds and amazing speed, athleticism and co-ordination. He would be ridiculous.

AntiG
07-13-2011, 02:35 PM
^^Good points... Touche. I guess when I think "athleticism" I have a slightly different interpretation in mind. When I think of the prototypical athlete, or athletic body, I think of a wing player in the NBA. And I still would believe that more NBA players could translate better to the NFL than vice versa, but that also has to do with players in the NFL specializing their body/size/weight for a particular position (CB vs. OL, for example). This pattern is much less severe in the NBA.

Well the one thing that can be said is that the elite athletes of any sport can probably find a position to succeed in in any sport. I have no doubt Jose Reyes or Ichiro for example would probably be excellent kick returners, slot receivers, scatbacks or nickel corners at the very least; and if they had trained would probably have been really good point guards as well.

In the current NBA, I'd say only LeBron could immediately come in and kick butt in the NFL. Most of the other NBA players are just not physical enough to handle football, and the physical NBA players are not athletic enough to succeed in football. You basically need to be a triathlete to be a good football player - most offensive linemen in the league can outrun the average decently athletic person (keep in mind OL average around 5.0-5.5 in the 40 @ 300+ lbs and the fastest ones like Joe Staley ran in the 4.7 area... most people on the street at 200 lbs couldn't run faster than that).

synister281
07-13-2011, 02:43 PM
Ben Wallace - 6'-9" - 240lbs - TIGHT END
Ron Artest - 6'-7" - 260lbs - WIDE RECEIVER
Andre Iguodala - 6'-6" - 270lbs - WIDE RECEIVER

Hawkeye15
07-13-2011, 02:44 PM
LeBron would dominate in football. He is impervious to injury and has the speed to play anywhere.

AntiG
07-13-2011, 02:45 PM
Ben Wallace - 6'-9" - 240lbs - TIGHT END
Ron Artest - 6'-7" - 260lbs - WIDE RECEIVER
Andre Iguodala - 6'-6" - 270lbs - WIDE RECEIVER

Iguodala is 6'6 200 lbs... too skinny to play WR in the NFL.

Artest and Wallace are farrrrrrrrrrrrrrr too slow to play TE in the NFL.

TheRunKiller
07-13-2011, 02:50 PM
Lebron has everything to dominate in the NFL. The body, height, speed, strength, talent, and also played in high school. It would be funny to see a football game between players from the NBA.

true but he would drop some clutch passes at the end of games

Muttman73
07-13-2011, 02:52 PM
LeBron at OLB, too bad he took the easy road...NBA

godolphins
07-13-2011, 03:01 PM
Lebron would be able to play TE, WR, OLB(3-4) if he were to add on 30 extra pounds(he's 250) he would be able to play DE and dominate Julius Peppers.

NY_Heartbreak
07-13-2011, 03:05 PM
Most NBA players would be great in the NFL... The NFL is failed basketball players, and the MLB is failed NFL players.

Imagine any decent wing player in the NBA like Granger, Iguodala, Deng, Wallace, Lebron, Kobe, etc... These guys would be dominant WR's in the NFL. Could you imagine an NFL linebacker trying to catch Rose in the backfield? It wouldn't be fair.

I honestly think basketball is the most athletic sport, followed by football, then baseball. And I honestly think a lot of average NBA players would be able to be great in the NFL.

I hope you're joking.

WHODAT8o8
07-13-2011, 03:13 PM
Rajon rondo at qb

Sadds The Gr8
07-13-2011, 03:19 PM
I would say TE or D Line, do you really think he'd have the open field speed to keep up with WRs?

huh? DE = Defensive End.

godolphins
07-13-2011, 03:20 PM
Rajon rondo at qb

Did you not see Pat White try to play QB in the NFL with the Dolphins?

Cal827
07-13-2011, 03:25 PM
Lebron (I'm not sure if there isn't a single sport this guy can dominate lol)

Eddie Curry (Playing the Role of Albert Haynesworth; showing up late to camp, overweight and getting garbage minutes while earning millions)

Bynum (OT)
Derek Rose & Rondo (WRS or speed backs)

FearTheDeer23
07-13-2011, 03:25 PM
Shaq:d

Hustlenomics
07-13-2011, 03:25 PM
Rajon rondo at qb

now we're being realistic

SKINZ1017
07-13-2011, 03:33 PM
lebrons too soft to play football...he might call a foul and flail his arms like bytch

KnicksR4Real
07-13-2011, 03:42 PM
blake

godolphins
07-13-2011, 03:43 PM
lebrons too soft to play football...he might call a foul and flail his arms like bytch
He was an All American WR in high school and mostly every player in the NBA flops.

mdm692
07-13-2011, 03:54 PM
Steve nash would be kurt warner =D

Goalie31
07-13-2011, 03:55 PM
Lebron (I'm not sure if there isn't a single sport this guy can dominate lol)

Hockey?

Kashmir13579
07-13-2011, 03:56 PM
Rajon rondo at qb

I could see that.

SKINZ1017
07-13-2011, 03:58 PM
He was an All American WR in high school and mostly every player in the NBA flops.



i was a good WR in high school too, now i fix computers all day. he's not even mentally tough to play in the nfl. james harrison would have him shittting himself before he walked out the tunnel

SportsFanatic10
07-13-2011, 04:11 PM
i think dwade could of been one heck of a wr.

hell maybe qb http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zezQAe5sQ98 (just kidding about that).

lebron at te.

rose/westbrook would be great wr/kick returners also.

nate robinson as a change of pace rb

and just throwing this out there i think it would be hilarious to see durant/prince attempt to play a contact sport.

theres lots more but thats all i've got for now.

heatking2
07-13-2011, 04:25 PM
Lebron - TE, WR, DE, OLB
Dwyane Wade - WR
Blake Griffin - TE, WR, DE, OLB
Jsmith - DE, OLB
Drose - Long snapper, bench warmer.
Westbrook - FS, CB
Steve Nash - K, P

im sure theres many more.

THE GIPPER
07-13-2011, 04:28 PM
Iguodala is 6'6 200 lbs... too skinny to play WR in the NFL.

Artest and Wallace are farrrrrrrrrrrrrrr too slow to play TE in the NFL.

If you think iguodala is only 200 pounds you are very naive. Just look at the guy. These nba players dont list their real weight I mean lebron only 250? give me a break.

ramsizzle
07-13-2011, 04:29 PM
Not one of these guys can do a damn thing in the NFL....way too skinny, weak, in most cases slow....wake up guys. Lebron isn't playing tight end, the man has a basketball body. WAY different then a football body.

stuckyfreshhh
07-13-2011, 04:31 PM
There's only a handful of guys who would be able to go from the NBA to the NFL. LeBrick and Blake Superior are at the top of the list.

I think it would be awesome to see some of the PG's in the NBA play in the NFL. I could see some of them being unstoppable at WR like Westbrook and Wall.

The NFL has faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrr superior athletes than the NBA as a whole. Their size weight speed combinations are off the chart.

heatking2
07-13-2011, 04:36 PM
LMAO at the NFL having superios athletes HAHAHAHAH... There is a reason NBA players get paid 20 million and an average nfl probowler gets paid about 8... 15 nba players per team vs 53 for the NFL... i wonder whats harder to make....

i would bet all my money on Iggy, Lebron, Griffin, westbrook to beat out Calvin Johnson, Andre Johnson, AP, Chris Johnson on an average strenght, speed, quickness, agility test. and thats imo the 4 most athletic athletes on each sport.

Tony_Starks
07-13-2011, 04:37 PM
There's only a handful of guys who would be able to go from the NBA to the NFL. LeBrick and Blake Superior are at the top of the list.

I think it would be awesome to see some of the PG's in the NBA play in the NFL. I could see some of them being unstoppable at WR like Westbrook and Wall.

The NFL has faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrr superior athletes than the NBA as a whole. Their size weight speed combinations are off the chart.


You DO realize there a lot of NFL players that were basketball players that didn't make it right? Randy Moss comes to mind off the top of my head.....

heatking2
07-13-2011, 04:38 PM
You DO realize there a lot of NFL players that were basketball players that didn't make it right? Randy Moss comes to mind off the top of my head.....

exactly... the one thing nfl players got on nba is STRENGHT and that is the only athletic ability u can improve with training.... U CANT TEACH SIZE, SPEED, AGILITY.

heatking2
07-13-2011, 04:39 PM
tell me on a jumpball whos gonna win... calvin johnson the most prolific athlete to come out in the last 10 years for the NFL or Lebron James.... ITS NOT CLOSE.

heatking2
07-13-2011, 04:40 PM
and by jumpball i mean a jumpball on a pass from a qb... not an nba jumpball lmao.

ttam68
07-13-2011, 04:53 PM
Iguodala is 6'6 200 lbs... too skinny to play WR in the NFL.

Artest and Wallace are farrrrrrrrrrrrrrr too slow to play TE in the NFL.

You're just making **** up. Half the elite WRs in the NFL are around 200 or lighter. Iggy is jacked and could easily play as is.

You're also ignoring the fact that these guys could adjust their training to suit football just like they currently gear it towards basketball. You think elite athletes like Kobe or Dwight couldn't gain 25 lbs. of muscle if they wanted to?

The bigger issue would be learning the game and knowing what to do. Football relies a lot more on a players intelligence than basketball does. Athletically, NBA players would be fine in the NFL.

VCaintdead17
07-13-2011, 04:56 PM
Luke Ridnour would be a good linebacker

THE GIPPER
07-13-2011, 04:58 PM
There's only a handful of guys who would be able to go from the NBA to the NFL. LeBrick and Blake Superior are at the top of the list.

I think it would be awesome to see some of the PG's in the NBA play in the NFL. I could see some of them being unstoppable at WR like Westbrook and Wall.

The NFL has faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrr superior athletes than the NBA as a whole. Their size weight speed combinations are off the chart.

lol. Ok then lets reverse the question, how many nfl players could play in the nba? ZERO. cuz if they could, they would.

Pornstar86
07-13-2011, 05:09 PM
exactly... the one thing nfl players got on nba is STRENGHT and that is the only athletic ability u can improve with training.... U CANT TEACH SIZE, SPEED, AGILITY.

yes you can...you can absolutely learn mechanics that would improve both speed and agility to a certain point, but they can be improved

and you dont know if nba players could handle the hits given out in the nfl....theoretically yes lebron could play TE/WR, but how many times could he get tackled and hit the ground with someone wrapped around him at 6'8", doesnt matter how fast he is, but ya he could probably outrun his defender in single coverage, he takes huge strides

heatking2
07-13-2011, 05:14 PM
OK U CAN IMPROVE TECHNIQUE TO MAXIMISE WHAT U ALREADY GOT but u aint becoming faster, quicker, etc... ur only maximizing ur talents... while as ANYONE can improve strenght with weight training.

godolphins
07-13-2011, 05:32 PM
i was a good WR in high school too, now i fix computers all day. he's not even mentally tough to play in the nfl. james harrison would have him shittting himself before he walked out the tunnel
He has the physical talent

godolphins
07-13-2011, 05:33 PM
You DO realize there a lot of NFL players that were basketball players that didn't make it right? Randy Moss comes to mind off the top of my head.....
Add Antonio Gates to that list

Hawkeye15
07-13-2011, 05:34 PM
Luke Ridnour would be a good linebacker

haha, thats awesome

stuckyfreshhh
07-13-2011, 05:34 PM
LMAO at the NFL having superios athletes HAHAHAHAH... There is a reason NBA players get paid 20 million and an average nfl probowler gets paid about 8... 15 nba players per team vs 53 for the NFL... i wonder whats harder to make....

i would bet all my money on Iggy, Lebron, Griffin, westbrook to beat out Calvin Johnson, Andre Johnson, AP, Chris Johnson on an average strenght, speed, quickness, agility test. and thats imo the 4 most athletic athletes on each sport.

That's also the reason there won't be basketball for a loooooong time... lol worst arguement ever..

And you've got to joking. The guys in the NFL are every bit as athletic as their NBA counterparts (save for Lebron) and they do it all at 1.5x the weight.

NFL players #'s are on par (most cases better) and they do it all while weighing more some anerixic teenager.

and OMG I cannot believe you just said any of those guys are faster than AP, CJ, AJ and CJ.. you must be stoooopid..

stuckyfreshhh
07-13-2011, 05:37 PM
You DO realize there a lot of NFL players that were basketball players that didn't make it right? Randy Moss comes to mind off the top of my head.....

What does that have to do with athleticism??

Look at the combine NFl players are runnign 4.3's and jumping 40 inches and benching 225 20 plus times

Half of the NBA players can't even jump that high at 130 lbs, can't run a under a 4.5 (save rose, wall, westbrook I'm sure there are a few others), and can't even becnh 185! :facepalm:

THE GIPPER
07-13-2011, 05:40 PM
What does that have to do with athleticism??

Look at the combine NFl players are runnign 4.3's and jumping 40 inches and benching 225 20 plus times

Half of the NBA players can't even jump that high at 130 lbs, can't run a under a 4.5 (save rose, wall, westbrook I'm sure there are a few others), and can't even becnh 185! :facepalm:

:facepalm:

stuckyfreshhh
07-13-2011, 05:40 PM
lol. Ok then lets reverse the question, how many nfl players could play in the nba? ZERO. cuz if they could, they would.

Jullius Peppers.

PLUS the fact they couldn't play in the NBA is simple: Skill and Height. Has nothing to do with athleticism.

I garauntee had this topic been posted on the NFL forum it would be overwhelmingly in favor of the NFL players. Only reason NBA is getting nods is cuz it's on the NBA forum. (disclaimer: obviously there are some exceptions like LeBrick, Blake etc.)

hyb152
07-13-2011, 05:42 PM
LeBron cries all game long if you even breathe on him, no way he can take a tackle

Lebron was a five star division 1 national football recruit. All the big programs wanted him. Ohio St, USC, Florida, Oklahoma, etc. He would probably bounce off any safety that tried to lay a hit on him. He weighs more and has 9 inches of height on the hardest hitting safeties in the NFL.

RLundi
07-13-2011, 05:47 PM
LMAO at the NFL having superios athletes HAHAHAHAH... There is a reason NBA players get paid 20 million and an average nfl probowler gets paid about 8... 15 nba players per team vs 53 for the NFL... i wonder whats harder to make....

i would bet all my money on Iggy, Lebron, Griffin, westbrook to beat out Calvin Johnson, Andre Johnson, AP, Chris Johnson on an average strenght, speed, quickness, agility test. and thats imo the 4 most athletic athletes on each sport.

:facepalm:

naps
07-13-2011, 05:54 PM
LeBron would make a great football player. As I recall he was one of the best football prospects in the nation in his high school days.

stuckyfreshhh
07-13-2011, 05:55 PM
i would bet all my money on Iggy, Lebron, Griffin, westbrook to beat out Calvin Johnson, Andre Johnson, AP, Chris Johnson on an average strenght, speed, quickness, agility test. and thats imo the 4 most athletic athletes on each sport.

Also lets just look at those guys veritcals cuz I know we don't even wanna talk about their speed (40 times) lol.

Iggy: 34 In, Blake: 35.5, Westbrook: 36 <<<< all equal to or less than: CJ: 36, AP: 37, AJ: 40, CJ: 42.5

Lebron's wasn't tested at the combine cuz he didn't attend but his is prolly like 40-44.

Also all 4 of those guys in the NFL ran under a 4.4.

case closed

THE GIPPER
07-13-2011, 05:59 PM
Jullius Peppers.

PLUS the fact they couldn't play in the NBA is simple: Skill and Height. Has nothing to do with athleticism.
I garauntee had this topic been posted on the NFL forum it would be overwhelmingly in favor of the NFL players. Only reason NBA is getting nods is cuz it's on the NBA forum. (disclaimer: obviously there are some exceptions like LeBrick, Blake etc.)

I didnt say anything about the players not being athletic enough (mostly they are just too short). All I said was they couldnt play in the nba, which they cant. To play in the nba you truly have to be the best of the best and the elitest of the elite. Being a trenebdous shooter isnt good enough, neither is being 6'8. You have to be 6'8 and be a tremendous shooter who can pass, dribble etc... Basketball is a skill game. Football is an athletic game (qb being the exception) and that is why nba players could play in the nfl. They are just as good of athletes as nfl player and are half a foot taller.


EDIT: this is julius peppers' college bball stats http://statsheet.com/mcb/players/player/north-carolina/julius-peppers

So no, he could not play in the nba.

THE GIPPER
07-13-2011, 06:03 PM
Also lets just look at those guys veritcals cuz I know we don't even wanna talk about their speed (40 times) lol.

Iggy: 34 In, Blake: 35.5, Westbrook: 36 <<<< all equal to or less than: CJ: 36, AP: 37, AJ: 40, CJ: 42.5
Lebron's wasn't tested at the combine cuz he didn't attend but his is prolly like 40-44.

Also all 4 of those guys in the NFL ran under a 4.4.

case closed

dude you just owned yourself.... blake has the same vert as cj but blake is 6'10 and cj is 6'5.....

godolphins
07-13-2011, 06:26 PM
What does that have to do with athleticism??

Look at the combine NFl players are runnign 4.3's and jumping 40 inches and benching 225 20 plus times

Half of the NBA players can't even jump that high at 130 lbs, can't run a under a 4.5 (save rose, wall, westbrook I'm sure there are a few others), and can't even becnh 185! :facepalm:

40 times, seriously?

Relevant:
Jerry Rice: 4.71
Larry Fitzgerald: 4.53
Brandon Marshall: 4.57
Michael Irvin: 4.52
Marques Colston: 4.50
Anquan Boldin: 4.72
Emmit Smith: 4.55

Irrelevant:
Javon Walker: 4.38
Matt Jones: 4.37
Ted Ginn: 4.22
Darrius Heyward Bey: 4.23
Fabian Washington: 4.25

AntiG
07-13-2011, 06:55 PM
dude you just owned yourself.... blake has the same vert as cj but blake is 6'10 and cj is 6'5.....

the CJ that jumps the same vertical as Blake is CHRIS JOHNSON who is 5'10 210 lbs. (who happens to be faster than ANYONE in the NBA). CALVIN JOHNSON has been recorded at 42.5 low and 45 inch high... at 6'5.5 240 lbs at the combine.

theheatles
07-13-2011, 06:55 PM
i was a good WR in high school too, now i fix computers all day. he's not even mentally tough to play in the nfl. james harrison would have him shittting himself before he walked out the tunnel

lol oh yeah, a fcking computer technician comparing himself to lebron because both played WR in high school :laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:

what a joke

being a good wr in high school doesn't compare to lebrons talent level, he was an all american wr his sophmore yr while being the #1 nba prospect in the world, i will bet coin that you weren't even all county wr in whatever butt fck county u played in....lebron can 100% play in the nfl but why would he do that because he would make 5 or 6x more from his nba contract, not to mention endorsements

THE GIPPER
07-13-2011, 06:59 PM
the CJ that jumps the same vertical as Blake is CHRIS JOHNSON who is 5'10 210 lbs. (who happens to be faster than ANYONE in the NBA). CALVIN JOHNSON has been recorded at 42.5 low and 45 inch high... at 6'5.5 240 lbs at the combine.

well the way he posted it did not suggest that it was chris johnson. the previous nba players who were compared to calvin johnson, ap and chris johnson or whoever else had calvin johnson before chris. thats why when he said the first CJ had a 36inch vert it seemed as if he meant calvin.

Knicks21
07-13-2011, 07:06 PM
Lebron has everything to dominate in the NFL. The body, height, speed, strength, talent, and also played in high school. It would be funny to see a football game between players from the NBA.

Talent in what? Basketball?
All of a sudden Lebron can dominate in the NFL too? Bit of a stretch.
It is a completely different game, they are chalk and cheese.

theheatles
07-13-2011, 07:07 PM
QB - Jason Kidd, Deron Williams
RB - Russel Westbrook
WR - LeBron, Wade, Rose
TE - Blake Griffin

No Oline

DE - Dwight Howard, Noah
DT - big baby
LB - Iguodala, Tony Allen, chuck hayes
FS - Kobe
SS - Manu
CB - Nate Robinson, Rondo

THE GIPPER
07-13-2011, 07:10 PM
Talent in what? Basketball?
All of a sudden Lebron can dominate in the NFL too? Bit of a stretch.
It is a completely different game, they are chalk and cheese.

He was the #1 ranked WR recruit in high school

BUCSFORLIFE123
07-13-2011, 07:29 PM
tell all the nba players to bulk up or theyll be wrecked in the nfl no question

THE GIPPER
07-13-2011, 07:33 PM
tell all the nba players to bulk up or theyll be wrecked in the nfl no question

Basketball players have very good cardio therefore they are automatically slimmer.

Also, desean jackson is as pinner as they come and I think hes just fine in the nfl.

PZeef
07-13-2011, 07:56 PM
Most NBA players would be great in the NFL... The NFL is failed basketball players, and the MLB is failed NFL players.

Imagine any decent wing player in the NBA like Granger, Iguodala, Deng, Wallace, Lebron, Kobe, etc... These guys would be dominant WR's in the NFL. Could you imagine an NFL linebacker trying to catch Rose in the backfield? It wouldn't be fair.

I honestly think basketball is the most athletic sport, followed by football, then baseball. And I honestly think a lot of average NBA players would be able to be great in the NFL.

Oh my

I love Pro Sports Daily, mainly because if you think you read the most humorous/ ignorant comment, there is always another one to top it.

BrahCake954
07-13-2011, 08:03 PM
QB - Jason Kidd, Deron Williams
RB - Russel Westbrook
WR - LeBron, Wade, Rose
TE - Blake Griffin

No Oline

DE - Dwight Howard, Noah
DT - big baby
LB - Iguodala, Tony Allen, chuck hayes
FS - Kobe
SS - Manu
CB - Nate Robinson, Rondo

this has to be one of the worst posts i have ever seen on this forum

just awful:facepalm:

Dash
07-13-2011, 08:07 PM
most nba players would be great in the nfl... The nfl is failed basketball players, and the mlb is failed nfl players.

Imagine any decent wing player in the nba like granger, iguodala, deng, wallace, lebron, kobe, etc... These guys would be dominant wr's in the nfl. Could you imagine an nfl linebacker trying to catch rose in the backfield? It wouldn't be fair.

I honestly think basketball is the most athletic sport, followed by football, then baseball. And i honestly think a lot of average nba players would be able to be great in the nfl.

lol @ this whole post

YourTeamSucks
07-13-2011, 08:09 PM
LeBron cries all game long if you even breathe on him, no way he can take a tackle

lol throw the flag ref he just pushed me out of bounds :cry:

CHANGO
07-13-2011, 08:13 PM
Talent in what? Basketball?
All of a sudden Lebron can dominate in the NFL too? Bit of a stretch.
It is a completely different game, they are chalk and cheese.

Please read...


Lebron was a five star division 1 national football recruit. All the big programs wanted him. Ohio St, USC, Florida, Oklahoma, etc. He would probably bounce off any safety that tried to lay a hit on him. He weighs more and has 9 inches of height on the hardest hitting safeties in the NFL.

He was a football star in high school. As hyb152 very well said, he declined offers from the best programs to play basketball.

SoxBearsBulls!
07-13-2011, 08:35 PM
Lebron (I'm not sure if there isn't a single sport this guy can dominate lol)I'd love to see him try to hit Cliff Lee or CC Sabathia...

Wisdom Listens
07-13-2011, 08:43 PM
Pekovic - FB

Aapox
07-13-2011, 08:43 PM
Ben Wallace - 6'-9" - 240lbs - TIGHT END

Lol? Clearly you forgot Ben Wallace has NO hands. How is he supposed to catch a football thrown like a beam when he can barely catch a basketball?

THE MTL
07-13-2011, 09:08 PM
LeBron cries all game long if you even breathe on him, no way he can take a tackle

Are u serious right now? Lebron takes SO MUCH contact to the paint and still manages to get a shot up! He's a truck. While he complains, he gets more than his fair share of physical contact in the NBA.

I think Lebron James would dominate the NFL.

GoPacers33
07-13-2011, 09:13 PM
Yao Ming as a 3rd down WR haha

DisturbedFTW83
07-13-2011, 10:01 PM
can't really say, it's like comparing apples to oranges. basketball is about finesse and endurance. football is about toughness and strength. there's a lot of violence in football that I doubt NBA players can take, but there's too much back and forth running that I doubt NFL players can take in basketball. So to say which athlete is better than the other isn't true unless we see it first hand and went through a whole competition.

To stay on topic: Durant at WR. Can't think of anyone else. Desean Jackson, Plaxico Burress, even Andre Johnson are skinny. So Adding Durant, Iguodala, and LeBron is a why not type of move.

MrfadeawayJB
07-14-2011, 12:26 AM
Scalabrine and Brian Cardinal.

LakersMaster24
07-14-2011, 12:33 AM
Lamar anyone? Good vision for hes size, pretty quick too. Artest could be a force too.

Jay
07-14-2011, 02:42 AM
No mention of Deron Williams? He was the first to come to mind, as a Miles Austin type receiver.

nickdymez
07-14-2011, 02:55 AM
Not necessary. The NFL has a lot more emphasis on overall physical size than the NBA does, and most of the players are faster and far stronger than NBA players. You rarely can get away with being a 6'5 player and only 170 lbs like you can in basketball. The average 6'5 player in the NFL is around 250+ lbs.

Granger, Iguodala and Deng all would have to put on about 30-50 lbs in order to compete, which would probably lead to a very significant loss of their already inferior speed to similar sized NFL players at TE, who go around 6'4+, 250 lbs+ and run in the 4.6-4.8 range.

Kobe would also need to put on about 30 lbs to play WR, and Ben Wallace is far too slow to play anything but OL, in which he'd probably need to bulk up to around 310 lbs to be effective at his height (lack of weight leads to getting thrown back). Rose at best would have to play slot WR, CB or be relegated to KR because of his diminutive size, unless he were to put on a lot of weight which probably affects his speed and quickness.

NBA has better height in general... but in terms of all-around athleticism combined with height-weight ratio requirements, the NFL kills the NBA.

Out of everyone in the NBA, only really LeBron would probably dominate in football. He's the only player that has the necessary physical tools and skillset to fit into specific positions really well without adding any weight. The rest would be mediocre at best.

You sound dumb...

Evolution23
07-14-2011, 07:37 AM
Surprised nobody said this, but Nate Robinson could play with his strength and speed.

sventhedog
07-14-2011, 08:08 AM
eddy curry. i'm not sure about the skills he has but he definitely occupies space.

AntiG
07-14-2011, 09:28 AM
You sound dumb...

to you, because you are likely clueless about football. :rolleyes:

MagicHero3
07-14-2011, 09:49 AM
what about shaq? obviously not now but maybe a couple years back- he woulda dominated. What position? i dont know but whatever position it was, he woulda wrecked em. TE, Olineman, DE or OLB, FB, just imagine. I feel like alot of NBA athletes would be real successful in the NFL

godolphins
07-14-2011, 10:14 AM
can't really say, it's like comparing apples to oranges. basketball is about finesse and endurance. football is about toughness and strength. there's a lot of violence in football that I doubt NBA players can take, but there's too much back and forth running that I doubt NFL players can take in basketball. So to say which athlete is better than the other isn't true unless we see it first hand and went through a whole competition.

To stay on topic: Durant at WR. Can't think of anyone else. Desean Jackson, Plaxico Burress, even Andre Johnson are skinny. So Adding Durant, Iguodala, and LeBron is a why not type of move.
Andre Johnson isn't skinny, what Andre Johnson have you been watching? He's one of the biggest and most physical WR's in the NFL(behind Calvin Johnson).

Andre Johnson: 6'3 225
Kevin Durant: 6'9 230

Desean Jackson is skinny but he's super fast and he's 5'10 while Durant is 6'9-6'10 and skinny, he won't make it in the NFL unless he add 15-20 pound of muscle to play WR.

nickdymez
07-14-2011, 10:57 AM
to you, because you are likely clueless about football. :rolleyes:

lol.. Im a football coach... And i played semi pro...

Sly Guy
07-14-2011, 10:58 AM
Dejuan Blair would be a nasty DE

if he had tendons in his knees. The way I see it, to be successful in the NFL you need a guy who's heavy for his size, or exceptionally fast, but most importantly able to stay healthy. The NFL puts a lot more miles on a body in a shorter amount of time so being able to stay healthy would be one on the keys to deeming whether or not a player would be successful playing football instead of basketball.

AntiG
07-14-2011, 11:27 AM
lol.. Im a football coach... And i played semi pro...

yet surprisingly still clueless.

godolphins
07-14-2011, 11:43 AM
You sound dumb...
What did he say that was dumb?

blahblahyoutoo
07-14-2011, 12:21 PM
Didn't Charlie ward win a heisman?

stuckyfreshhh
07-14-2011, 03:42 PM
[QUOTE=THE GIPPER;18539873]I didnt say anything about the players not being athletic enough (mostly they are just too short). All I said was they couldnt play in the nba, which they cant. To play in the nba you truly have to be the best of the best and the elitest of the elite. Being a trenebdous shooter isnt good enough, neither is being 6'8. You have to be 6'8 and be a tremendous shooter who can pass, dribble etc... Basketball is a skill game. Football is an athletic game (qb being the exception) and that is why nba players could play in the nfl. They are just as good of athletes as nfl player and are half a foot taller.

\QUOTE]

Oh........ Well in that case that has nothing to do with what I was talking about, which is athleticism.

:facepalm:

stuckyfreshhh
07-14-2011, 03:44 PM
yet surprisingly still clueless.

lmao

Lakers + Giants
07-14-2011, 03:53 PM
Lakers:

TE-Artest
WR-Kobe
WR-Shannon
HB-Fisher (younger days)
QB-Lamar

Cheerleader- Gasol

Water boy- Luke

Lake_Show2416
07-14-2011, 04:12 PM
no 1 in the NBA can play QB & also if your above 6'6 u can be scratched off the list as well besides maybe Lebron cuz of his superior freakish athleticism....

Lil Half Dead
07-14-2011, 04:51 PM
I feel like Josh Smith would be a sick WR. However, I highly doubt he could take a hit.

Lil Half Dead
07-14-2011, 04:52 PM
Shannon Brown and Trevor Ariza would be interesting WR's also.

ramsizzle
07-14-2011, 06:33 PM
http://www.grafxhq.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/lebronjamess.jpg Lebron

http://www.beboldnbrazen.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/Israel1.jpg Average NFL player of lebron's size. Israel Idonije.

Lebron is the biggest freak in the nba....and not a chance he could excel in the nfl.

buch88
07-14-2011, 08:40 PM
lol.. Im a football coach... And i played semi pro...

:laugh: no u didnt.

and being a "coach" doesnt count since its your little sisters under 9 flag football rec team.

ttam68
07-15-2011, 01:19 PM
http://www.grafxhq.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/lebronjamess.jpg Lebron

http://www.beboldnbrazen.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/Israel1.jpg Average NFL player of lebron's size. Israel Idonije.

Lebron is the biggest freak in the nba....and not a chance he could excel in the nfl.

That guy is hardly "average." He's a massive DE. Lebron could play WR, TE, or a variety of other positions with his build. He could also bulk up for the NFL, probably not to Israel's size, but far more than he has on him now.

nickdymez
07-15-2011, 09:24 PM
:laugh: no u didnt.

and being a "coach" doesnt count since its your little sisters under 9 flag football rec team.

lol, and your not a man