Would LeBron James be the greatest football player of all time? He is the best player in the basketball world. The GOAT debate revolves around LeBron and Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan. However, we all know that the Lakers superstar is leading the way.
LeBron shared an Instagram post to say that he supports what he might have been able to accomplish had he chosen football.
His post has an old clipping from a publication that contained a scouting report on LeBron. He is wearing the NO. 9 jersey from St. Vincent-St. Mary High School. According to this report, LeBron is “The #1 football prospect in the state of Ohio.”
In this article, LeBron is compared to Randy Moss, noting that he is “a taller, slower version” of the superstar. It also lists LeBron’s numbers as a receiver in his junior year. He has 60 catches for 1,200 yards and 16 touchdowns. “What I saw on film,” the author wrote,” was a ball player readymade for the NFL at the WR position.”
LeBron wrote, “Men Lie Women Lie, Numbers Don’t. Didn’t even play my senior year.” Well, how impressive is that?
LeBron James migth have been the best football player
The four-time NBA MVP explained that he didn’t play football as a senior because some of his friends and coaches didn’t let him do that.
“They said if I tried to step on a football field my senior year they would jump(kick my a**) me every day of practice until I had enough! Think I made a smart decision! Ha! Anyways you LB/CB/S can thank my homies I stayed over in the hoops lane or would have been plenty of highlights ‘Moss’d’ on y’all.”
Clippers coach Doc Rivers talked about this during a podcast with his son Rockets guard Austin Rivers. According to him, LeBron is the greatest athlete.
“I don’t know if there has ever been an athlete in our league like LeBron,” Doc Rivers said. “I really believe if LeBron James had played football, he would have been the greatest football player at whatever position, if he could catch. Could you imagine as a high school kid, as a senior, LeBron James with a helmet on? That’s like, dangerous.”