“I would have made the team”
Although LeBron James may be the greatest basketball player of all time, there was a time when he was also an amazing football player. He didn’t end up playing football after high school because he didn’t go to college, but James said he could have been an elite football player as well.
James said the Dallas Cowboys offered him a tryout in 2011 and he seriously considered going there and trying. That didn’t happen, though, but it’s fun to think about.
In an interview with The Athletic, LeBron James said:
“I would have made the team. I would have tried, but I would have been part of the team. One thing about it, I don’t mind working for something, so if I had to try for the Cowboys or the Seahawks, or if I had stayed home and gone home to Cleveland, I would have tried (out), but I would have made the team.
“I just know what I’m capable of doing on the football pitch. Especially at this age.”
Obviously, playing high school football is very different from playing in the NFL or even at the college level. James probably could have played at a high level in college given the kind of success he found in high school, but he’s not 100% certain he was going to find a ton of success playing football. at the Division I level.
However, it certainly begs the question of how LeBron James would have looked at the NFL level.
What is known is that he is one of the most physically fit athletes in the world, and indeed of all time. The reason he’s having this type of success on a yearly basis, even at 38, is because of what he does for his body. He continues to work hard and once said that he pumps $1 million a year into his body.
It’s clearly a huge storyline in the world of sports, but it sure would have been awesome to see LeBron James step out onto the football field and show what he’s got. If he looked like him as a basketball player, we might also have seen one of the greatest football players of all time.
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