Austin Rivers & Doc Rivers agree on LeBron James being the greatest athlete of all-time
“I really believe if LeBron James had to play football, he may have been the greatest football player ever.”
— NBA Central (@TheNBACentral) May 13, 2020
“I don’t know if there’s ever been an athlete in our league like LeBron James,” Doc Rivers says in the clip. Austin took it to the next level. “I don’t think it’s sports…” indicating he thinks James may be the greatest pure athlete ever.
“You’re right,” Doc responded. “I really believe if LeBron James had played football, he may have been the greatest football player ever, at whatever position.”
“Could you imagine as a high school kid, as a senior, LeBron James with a helmet on? That’s dangerous. I would’ve given him the ball… Here’s the thing when someone asks me about LeBron. ‘Explain to me why he’s so dominant.’ I said okay. He weighs 10 pounds more than Karl Malone. Karl Malone was a power forward, and was looked upon as the biggest, strongest guy in the league. LeBron James weighs 10 pounds more than him as a small forward, moving at the speed that he moves at. That explains LeBron James in a nutshell.”
There are definitely times when LeBron looks like a football player playing basketball.
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