Discussion in 'The Coliseum' started by BornStar, Feb 10, 2019.
Add Marquise Goodwin to the track to football list
Football. They are the most naturally gifted athletes. If they spend time developing the skill for other sports, they can do pretty well.
There are stories of below-average basketball players playing TE in the NFL but I've never seen someone that was a legit hoops talent (as their primary sport) make it in another sport. Football players might go with track, baseball etc.
Basketball players are great athletes relative to their size. Being 6'9" and really graceful/agile is rare. If you put KD/Giannis etc athletic ability in the body of a dude that is 5'9", it wouldn't be that impressive...good not great. If you put the athletic ability of Deion Sanders or Barry Sanders in a KD/Giannis....you'd have the greatest NBA freak ever.
you forget Charlie Ward.
Weren't most of these athletes already playing both sports anyway at least on the collegiate level? Its not like they were mere amateurs to the sport or just playing at recreational level and decided to do something else.
I think Football is easiest to transition to if you come from a track or basketball background. First an NFL roster is huge and then you have players that simply rely on physical gifts and almost never touch a football. As long as you got the athletic gifts and can read plays you should be good to transition into football.
So you just gone forget Deion? He was one of the best players on the Braves in 92 world series
I guarantee Lebron could play TE. Blocking is not rocket science. That nikka would be a matchup problem like crazy in the redzone as well.
That's because basketball is the most lucrative sport in terms of pay, endorsements, and "cool factor". If you're a legit hoops talent you're not wasting time with other sports because you're focused on going to the NBA. Players like Julius Peppers could make the UNC hoops roster but weren't good enough to go the NBA so he went to the NFL and might be a hall of famer. Same with Gonzales and Gates.
We've literally never heard of a transition the other way because it doesn't exist.
Anyway Soccer is more about tekkers than speed and athleticism. If you played soccer you would know this.
In fact you're doing a disservice to these athletes by just highlighting their athleticism and ignoring their technique and iq to play different sports at the levels that they have.
Your definition of "best" is not very good.
Deion was mediocre at baseball.
I meant to say 1992 and he was one of the best players on the team in that World Series. That part is facts. Especially good considering he was a part-timer.
lol giannis is more athletic than Barry or deion. Do you know how hard it is to move at that size? Basketball players are just too big to play other sports
Track but that’s cheating
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Not more athletic....just bigger. Think about it this way: if prime Barry Sanders was 6'11" (scale up his weight to keep the same proportions) but moved exactly the same way he did (speed, agility etc), he wouldn't really be a better athlete....just taller and heavier. It would be more amazing to watch but his vertical leap, 40-time, shuttle speed etc., would be the same. It would just look really weird to see a man that tall move like that.
I think what Giannis does is really impressive considering his size, definitely very gifted, but he stands out because he's sooooo much more athletic than other NBA players. In the NFL, his height would stand out, but his athletic ability wouldn't be much different from a WR or CB, just taller. Excessive height generally limits the athletic ability of most people. There aren't a lot of great sprinters, distance runners, soccer players, gymnasts, hockey players, football players (skill positions) etc. once you get over 6'3" or so.