Tony Gonzalez was unkind when talking about NBA players playing football
Tony Gonzalez will be in the NFL Hall of Fame one day, likely as soon as he’s eligible. Over his illustrious career, he played his way to being arguably the best tight end in the history of football. Now retired, Gonzalez is working as an analyst for CBS, despite teams trying to lure him out of retirement.
When TMZ Sports came up to him at the airport, Gonzalez gave some analysis on his day off. The reporter showed him a video of Chris Paul and Elfrid Payton playing some football and then asked about which NBA players could play football. Gonzalez wasn’t kind in his response, saying that NBA players were too soft for football:
While he did have the smarts to say that some players could handle the physicality of the NFL, he had his doubts about some of the NBA’s most physical specimens, specifically LeBron James.
Gonzalez’s comments will certainly elicit responses from NBA players in the coming days, but it’s interesting to hear it from the former tight end’s mouth. After all (as he stated in the video), he’s speaking as a former basketball player. That being said, I would imagine there are quite a few NBA talents who will take exception to being called soft.
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