The Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James is huge football fan. He once said that during the 2011 NBA lockout he was prepared to try out for an NFL side and was confident he would have made the team. Former NFL star and current sports analyst Shannon Sharpe did not agree with the statement. Another retired NFL star Greg Olsen is of a different opinion.
The three-time Pro-Bowl is confident that he would be able to coach LeBron into an All-Pro in just one year. “If I could coach LeBron James for one year, I could make him an All-Pro wide receiver. There’s no question in my mind,” he told Colin Cowherd. “I could turn Russell Westbrook into an All-Pro free safety. There’s a handful of those guys that could make the transition just because they are so unique, but there’s few and far between those guys.
“Yes, I do think he [LeBron] could play NFL wide receiver. For how long? I think it would be stupid to stop playing basketball to come play football. But, yes, I do think he could in the short-term. Yes, I do.”