08/06/2013 08:18 am ET

Bill Barnwell Examines LeBron James's Possibility For Success In The NFL - Grantland


LeBron James is a freak athlete and a superstar capable of doing close to anything he wants on a basketball court. LeBron James was a very good wide receiver when he played high school football. Therefore, LeBron James would be an excellent pro football player if he ever decided to follow in Michael Jordan's footsteps and switch sports midcareer. Right? That's the story that has gone around for years, with many sharing the opinion expressed by Dez Bryant on Friday: James would be a "beast" of a player, most likely at tight end. Bryant even said he thinks it would take James just "two weeks" to get down the technique of being a receiver. Can it really be so simple?

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