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Windex 05-27-2009 08:24 AM

LBJ built for NFL?


Mark Murphy hasn't merely witnessed the finest receivers of his generation. He has experienced them.

Murphy's 11-year career at strong safety was good enough to get him into the Green Bay Packers' Hall of Fame. He has covered, tackled and occasionally been scorched by legends.

On the subject of greatness, he knows what he's talking about.

"I've been around a lot of great receivers," Murphy said. "I tell people that I rate my top receivers -- coaching, playing or watching -- as James Lofton, Jerry Rice, Steve Largent and LeBron James."

Murphy wasn't delivering a joke or some abstract concept. He meant James, the NBA superduperstar, simply was that spectacular on a football field. Murphy saw it as the defensive coordinator at James' alma mater, St. Vincent-St. Mary High in Akron, Ohio.

James was an all-state receiver as a sophomore and junior, setting records that still stand. He gave up football as a senior to become a multimillion-dollar, teenage basketball corporation.

"People laugh at me, but it's true," Murphy said of placing James in the same class as three Pro Football Hall of Famers. "The kid had everything you could want.

"I felt like that was one kid that could have gone from high school to the NFL and played."

Makes you wonder, doesn't it; what might have happened had James chosen football over basketball?
continued: Could NBA MVP LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers play in the NFL? - ESPN

Acie 05-27-2009 08:26 AM

I think it's safe to say he'd be good at just about anything he does.

zachus 05-27-2009 09:25 AM

When you've got the genetic makeup of a superhero there aren't too many limits to your athletic aspirations.

Windex 05-27-2009 09:30 AM

I think he signs with the Giants in 2010 for a couple years

VanCity 05-27-2009 02:44 PM

he should go and catch some balls in the brows training camp later in the year.....

Nites 05-27-2009 03:52 PM

Wide Recieeeeeeeeeeverrr.....

XiaominWu 05-27-2009 04:01 PM

I say go for it, Lebron...... if you are hard up for cash or really craving a concussion or two. :face4:

Ugo Ferst 05-27-2009 05:17 PM

ive known about this for awhile, pretty obv he would have easily been a dominant football player if he wanted, but less $, career length and overall fan appeal, he made the right choice.

Windex 05-27-2009 05:25 PM

I can see him as a TE
but he probably wants to win a couple titles before
if football is even an option

Dark Knight 05-27-2009 05:28 PM

I guess if Bo Jackson or mark Hendrickson can be 2 sport athletes, than Lebron sure as hell can. Maybe a 3 sport athlete?

Windex 05-27-2009 05:39 PM

Bo Jackson played football and baseball
a bit diffrent than basketball/football
baseball is not a physical sport and won't take a huge toll on your body

Dark Knight 05-27-2009 05:43 PM

Bo made some prettyt dawn good catches that took hustle though. But we all know how Bo's 2 sport career went :(

Ugo Ferst 05-27-2009 08:08 PM

why ppl always talk about bo?? Deon Sanders was a much more successful 2 sport athlete, better at both games actually

Dark Knight 05-27-2009 08:53 PM


Originally Posted by Ugo Ferst (Post 187060)
why ppl always talk about bo?? Deon Sanders was a much more successful 2 sport athlete, better at both games actually

cause bo has his would-have-hall-of-fame career cut short because of injury in his second sport.

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