Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant believes that LeBron James would be a starring figure of the NFL, if he was to dramatically change sports from basketball to football.
The Miami Heat forward is a self-confessed Cowboys fan, and the 28-year-old did play a lot of football during his youth. However, it is baffling to wonder whether or not last season's NBA Finals MVP would ever turn his back on the sport.
A similar career move was actually carried out by Michael Jordan, who had an unsuccessful venture into baseball with the Chicago White Sox in 1994, before reverting back to basketball.
But in an interview with ESPNDallas.com, Bryant explained exactly why he feels that LeBron could have success in the NFL.
"That dude is just that talented. I think it would take him probably about a good two weeks to get very acquainted with football, knowing what he's supposed to do.
"I think that's all he'd need with his physical ability. I've seen a little bit of his highlights from high school. He's got the hands, he can run the routes, he's fast enough. He could play in this league if he put it all together."
At 6"8, the Heat star would undoubtedly have the physical presence to cut it in the NFL. However, the main question about a potential switch would concern his technical ability, and whether or not he would be as good as footballers who have spent years honing their talent specifically for this sport.
An interesting if unlikely possibility.
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