Warren Sapp: Pretty Boy LeBron James Would Never Make it in NFL

As tired as I’ve grown of hearing people talk about LeBron James playing football, this was just too funny to pass up.  With Jalen Rose appearing as a guest panelist on the NFL Network’s No Huddle on Wednesday night, the topic of LeBron possibly taking his talents to the NFL arose.  Jalen danced around the subject a bit before ultimately concluding that football would be “too physical” and “too demanding” to make the transition, but Warren Sapp was hardly as generous when talking about King James and the NFL.

“How about LeBron do one-sixth of what (Michael) Jordan did, let’s see him go win a championship,” Sapp said according to the USA Today. “Go do that. Go see if you can conquer your sport before you come over here because them boys on defense, we like pretty boys like that. We want to split them.”

Maybe a little dramatic with the tough guy act from Warren, but he’s certainly right.  It’s easy to be one of the strongest guys on the basketball court, but LeBron would get smacked around in the NFL by guys who are just as big as him but hit people for a living.  Maybe he’d haul in a great pass down the middle of the field, but the fun would end when he got lit up by a guy like Ed Reed.

Then again, after watching Tebow Time on Thursday night and knowing LeBron has an open invitation from Tebow to join the Broncos, perhaps Timmy can turn him into an NFL winner.

Chest bump to I Am a GM for passing the story along.

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6MR5SC6LFLIJ5RL5FCL3EEHR5I Heat Man

    I have no problem with Sapp, he usually is on the money. However, I don’t think that he’s right about LeBron. He might not be as great a football player as he is a basketball player, but he could be a pro, especially if a team wanted him. That would make good publicity and he might could help a team. He’d make a big target. And, I am sure that he can get off of the ball. Chill out Warren and no player-hating you’re bigger than that!

  • Anonymous

    ok enough iz enough, lebron iz 6feet 9 inches 255 pounds, deshaun jackson iz 5 feet 10 inches maybe 150 lbs plays wide out getz hit by linemen, linebackers, strong safties also wes welker, all the stronny little QBs who get hit by vince willfork who iz maybe 1,000 pounds, but lebron could’nt play in the NFL.  good grief yall some haters. quit hating on lebron and live ur own life you BUMMss.

  • http://twitter.com/OCJohnny29 Johnny Kornder

    Lebron was one of the top HS football prospects in the country and I know it’s HS but clearly he has the physical build to hold his own and he also have talent. I think epople don’t realize that what gets players to this high pro level in sports is their competetiveness not natural talent.

  • Anonymous

    PRETTY?  Maybe compared to Sapp, but Pretty?  LMAO