Posted by Will Brinson
Yesterday, Brandon Marshall let the world know that he wanted to play in the NBA , should the NFL become locked out for 2011. NBA blogger Matt Moore and I discussed the possibility of this happening (although, as noted by one reader at the NBA blog, we left some names out of the discussion -- namely, Calvin Johnson; I'd also throw out a younger Randy Moss as someone we should have talked about) and the unlikelihood of it working.
Harvey Steinberg, Marshall's agent, confirmed our suspicions to the Denver Post 's Mike Klis -- Marshall's basketball skill set isn't ideal.
Steinberg claims that he and Marshall recently played a game of three-point shootout at Steinberg's "palatial Denver-area home." The result?
"He lost," Steinberg said, adding," His inside game better be a lot better than his outside game."
I have no Earthly idea what kind of game Harvey Steinberg has -- he's a lawyer/agent-type, though, and I've never seen a TON of those guys be really, really good at sports. (So good, anyway, that they can beat a professional athlete a game that said pro jock feels he can make money engaging in.)
But if what's he's saying is true, then Marshall needs to quickly rethink his backup plan for the NFL lockout in 2011 and just start stuffing cash into mattresses -- even if his inside game is superior to his apparently awful three-point shot, it's not like (at 6'4") he's going to be posting up Dwight Howard or anything.
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