Skip to content

Ron Artest, NFL tight end? Boxer?

Oct 7, 2010, 9:36 AM EDT

Image (1) rartest_postgame-thumb-250x140-17190.jpg for post 6331

Apparently Ron Artest is tired of seeing his name on ProBasketballTalk and wants to see his name on ProFootballTalk.

And do some boxing. Basically he just wants to fill up Michael David Smith’s twitter time line. From Hoopshype:

After I’m done with my basketball career, I want to box and I wanna play football -probably tight end position. I’ve been training for three years for boxing. Probably after this contract, I’ll probably do football first and then boxing. I’m definitely serious about those two things I wanna do. I wish I could do it now.

It really is amazing how many NBA players think they could play in the NFL if they set their mind to it. Certainly some could — and Artest might be one of them. In locker rooms filled with long and lean hoopsters Artest is built like a weak side linebacker, he stands out.

But the percentage of NBA ballers who think they could play football is pretty high and out of line with reality. Just like the number of pudgy guys sitting behind corporate desks who think they could make the senior golf tour if they would just go out and hit 500 balls a day starting now.

  1. Yeah Buddy - Oct 7, 2010 at 10:09 AM

    he can’t play TE he’s too slow, and he’ll be even slower 3 years from now when his contract is up

Leave Comment

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!

Featured video

Warriors vs. Clippers playoff preview
Top 10 NBA Player Searches
  1. C. Anthony (3458)
  2. L. James (3429)
  3. D. Williams (3419)
  4. K. Love (3407)
  5. D. Wade (3384)
  1. S. Curry (3328)
  2. R. Westbrook (3066)
  3. K. Durant (2913)
  4. R. Rondo (2725)
  5. A. Bogut (2717)