CPHawk wrote:What's the proof that LeBron is a "far better athlete"? He's a far better basketball player, but that doesn't make him a better athlete. I mean Ej Singler had 81 catches for 1500 yds as a jr in HS, that doesn't mean crap towards a NFL future. Carl Lewis was by far a better athlete than 99% of NFL players, that didn't make him a great football player.
Read this article where various NFL athletes call LeBron "the greatest athlete in the world" and would dominate in the NFL. Many (most?) people feel LeBron is an elite athlete and one of the best, if not the best in the world. His size, speed, and athletic ability are unparalleled in the NBA. I doubt it would be different in the NFL. I would say the athletic ability is similar in the NFL and NBA (if not better in the NBA), so LeBron would likely be an elite athlete in the NFL as well. Here's the article.:http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/blog/eye-o ... minate-nfl
Mike Wallace says, "I saw this guy coming out of high school just dunking like crazy and coming into the league, and he's been my favorite ever since," Wallace said via FoxSportsFlorida.com. "Look at him, he's the greatest athlete on the planet. I feel there's no greater talent than LeBron. You throw him a couple of passes and get him a couple of routes, and he'll be all right. I think you line him up at tight end. I don't know about the blocking aspect, but you can teach him. You show him a couple of things and the sky is the limit."
Randy Moss says, "I think LeBron could come in and do better than Antonio Gates. ... I believe that he could be a star in this game."http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nfl-shutd ... 32349.html
"James claims that he ran a 4.6-second 40-yard dash, and that's without training for it. If you've seen him run the floor it's easy to believe that. His vertical leap has been estimated between 40 and 44 inches. Only two players at this year's NFL combine jumped 41 inches or higher. He'd be one of the NFL's best athletes.
We'll never find out, because James isn't going to pull a Jordan-like switch and try football. But it's a fun debate. It's especially enjoyable for NFL defenders who don't have to worry how to deal with a 6-8 target who is probably about 40 pounds heavier than the unstoppable Calvin Johnson. Oh, and he can jump higher than most players in the NFL. Good luck battling him in the red zone."