Miami Heat star LeBron James is arguably the best basketball player of all time, he is at least in the conversation. James grew up as a Dallas Cowboys fan, and current Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant thinks LeBron James could excel in the NFL if he had pursued football instead of the NBA.
“That dude is just that talented,” said Bryant, via Tim MacMahon of ESPN Dallas. “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.”
In high school, LeBron James was named first-team all-state as a sophomore. Bryant says it wouldn’t take much to refine James game and turn him into a beast. James has a deadly combination of size, power, hands, speed and leaping ability. He’d be a nightmare for NFL defenses.
“All he’d need to do is probably work on a little technique,” Bryant said. “It’s not like he’s never played football before. He has played football. I think he’d be a beast in the red zone. I think he could do it. I think he could do it, seriously.”