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LeBron James jokes about jumping to the NFL

Posted on: October 12, 2011 3:01 pm
Edited on: October 13, 2011 11:39 am
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Posted by Will Brinson

UPDATE: We spent all of Wednesday night creating LeBron in Madden, playing with him and recording it. Watch the video here.

The NBA is in a state of lockout sadness that never hit the NFL -- the first two weeks of the NBA season were cancelled by David Stern and no one knows what to do. Well, other than watch football in the mean time. Or, if you're LeBron James, maybe play football.

James hopped on Twitter Tuesday and created quite a stir in discussing the possibility when he asked John Clayton of ESPN when the deadline to sign free agents was.


Pete Carroll then made jokes about how much James would make as an undrafted rookie free agent (it's not much!). LeBron then pointed out that it's more than he makes.

This is true. It's also true that every single NFL team would KILL to get LeBron on their team right now. Not only is he a 6'8", 250-pound athletic freak with great hands, but he would crank the value of that team's tickets through the roof, and merchandise sales would be absurd.

Where would he play? My choice would be tight end, because he's like a lovechild of Antonio Gates and Jimmy Graham, but with better jumping ability and experience playing football. Or something.

He'd be special. It would be fun to watch. But it's probably not happening -- there's like a semi-reasonable chance that LeBron could suffer a career-ending injury playing for a non-guaranteed contract in football, which would likely nullify his current contract with the Heat. And that's just bad business.

There's also the issue of whether the NFL would let him play, as that might be a bit touchy with their compatriots at the NBA. We reached out to get a comment from the league but they hadn't responded at the time of this posting.

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Comments

Since: Aug 2, 2010
Posted on: October 27, 2011 9:13 am
 

LeBron James jokes about jumping to the NFL

Chad Henne isnt even our QB anymore so all of your chirps are stupid.  Quit trolling the fins and henne when ur biggest accomplishment in life is taking a hockey puck up ur but

Quit stealing chirps from a 3 year old buddy. Did chad henne finally retire and become a plumber?



Since: Sep 14, 2008
Posted on: October 26, 2011 10:09 am
 

LeBron James jokes about jumping to the NFL

Chad Henne isnt even our QB anymore so all of your chirps are stupid.  Quit trolling the fins and henne when ur biggest accomplishment in life is taking a hockey puck up ur but



Since: Aug 2, 2010
Posted on: October 26, 2011 10:08 am
 

LeBron James jokes about jumping to the NFL

1967 = I AM CAVEMAN I HIT U IN HEAD WITH STICK.  My 80 year old gramma and her thursday night card league could win a cup in those days.  The fins are the only team in history to go unbeaten and win a superbowl, and the leafs are the NHL's biggest joke year in, year out, my kids minor league hockey team could give the leafs a whirl
Buddy grow up and calm down then come talk to me. Cavemen were present thousands of years ago, about the time Chad Henne was born, according to his blazing fast speed. Also, I am very doubtful you have kids according to how childish you are in your comment. Have some class.



Since: Sep 14, 2008
Posted on: October 26, 2011 10:05 am
 

LeBron James jokes about jumping to the NFL

1967 = I AM CAVEMAN I HIT U IN HEAD WITH STICK.  My 80 year old gramma and her thursday night card league could win a cup in those days.  The fins are the only team in history to go unbeaten and win a superbowl, and the leafs are the NHL's biggest joke year in, year out, my kids minor league hockey team could give the leafs a whirl



Since: Aug 2, 2010
Posted on: October 26, 2011 10:01 am
 

LeBron James jokes about jumping to the NFL

Go back to your doghouse and quit talking trash.  When was the last time the leafs won a cup, the caveman days?


The Leafs last won the cup in 1967, 47 years ago. Just to let you know, they've won the cup 11 times, which is a heck of a lot more than the Dolphins will ever win. And at least the Leafs are improving, and you know... winning. Not like that matters though. Go jerk off to Chad Henne, the quarterback who could be easily mistaken for a plumber, not an NFL QB.



Since: Sep 14, 2008
Posted on: October 26, 2011 9:57 am
 

LeBron James jokes about jumping to the NFL

Go back to your doghouse and quit talking trash.  When was the last time the leafs won a cup, the caveman days?




Since: Aug 2, 2010
Posted on: October 26, 2011 9:54 am
 

LeBron James jokes about jumping to the NFL

Who do you think you are calling out the fins like that?  They have had a slow start but playoffs are still inevitable. Get some facts to back up ur crap

You sir, are nuts. the fins are 0-6, and there is no way things are about to change. Hell will freeze over before the fins have awinning record.



Since: Sep 6, 2006
Posted on: October 13, 2011 11:25 am
 

LeBron James jokes about jumping to the NFL

Who do you think you are calling out the fins like that?  They have had a slow start but playoffs are still inevitable. Get some facts to back up ur crap.

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Since: Jul 13, 2010
Posted on: October 13, 2011 10:47 am
 

LeBron James jokes about jumping to the NFL

Being a good high school football player doens'nt mean crap in college or the pros. How many guys mature early in HS. dominate, then go to college and don't produce? It's not like he was at a top tier HS when he played football anyway. All I'm saying is 5'7" Billly from down the street isn't Charles Woodson or Ed Reed.



Since: Sep 14, 2008
Posted on: October 13, 2011 9:22 am
 

LeBron James jokes about jumping to the NFL

Who do you think you are calling out the fins like that?  They have had a slow start but playoffs are still inevitable. Get some facts to back up ur crap


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