LeBron James could be the world's best at handball, says USA coach

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The United States are blessed with a number of physical specimens across a number of sports, but many of their greatest athletes come from the NBA and they don't get any better than LeBron James. 

At 31 years of age, LeBron at the peak of his physical fitness and there is no debating he could've been a success in other sports had he opted against a career in basketball. 

One man who believes he could've reached the top in a different sport is the US handball coach Javier Garcia-Cuesta who believes it would take around 'six months' for the self-professed 'King' to dominate that sport. 

He added: "This is just a hypothetical. He has everything. When you see him playing, your mouth drops.”

Despite their medal haul in the Olympics already standing at 32, including 11 golds, after just five days of competition, the States do have their sporting limitations. 

They aren't great at football/soccer, although it only seems a matter of time before they are rubbing shoulders with world powerhouses like Germany and Argentina, and they certainly aren't great at handball.

Having failed to qualify for the past five Olympic Games in the sport, a player of James' stature or with the physical attributes of most NBA players, would certainly help their cause.

However, the worlds of basketball and handball are light years away in the United States. As Kyle Lowry, who is competing in Rio, perfectly summed it up: "How much do they make?”

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