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Dwyane Wade throws a touchdown to LeBron James (VIDEO)

Dec 20, 2012, 10:54 PM EDT

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No Thursday Night Football? No problem. LeBron James and Dwyane Wade have you covered.

LeBron has always playfully flirted with the idea of strapping on the pads, and tonight he gave us a little taste of how easy he could make the life of a quarterback (non-New York Jets division) if he gave up the NBA for the NFL. As you probably already know, LeBron is 6-foot-8 and can jump out of the gym, and with some of the league’s greatest tight ends (Antonio Gates, Tony Gonzalez, Jimmy Graham) making the successful transfer from basketball to professional football, it does make you think just how good some of the league’s best talents could have been playing other sports. What if Allen Iverson pursued football (where he was a star quarterback) instead of basketball? What if Eric Bledsoe played cornerback? It’s pretty fun to think about.

While we may never see LeBron on the gridiron, he still gives us glimpses of what he could do. Watch what LeBron does when Dwyane Wade sends him on a deep route against the Mavs:

  1. progress2011 - Dec 21, 2012 at 1:02 AM

    Batman to Superman !!!

  2. jpmcloughlin007mayojp007 - Dec 21, 2012 at 1:17 AM

    Reblogged this on sportoftheworld and commented:
    Superb NFL play between D Wade and Lebron.

  3. jpmcloughlin007mayojp007 - Dec 21, 2012 at 1:17 AM

    Reblogged this on sportoftheworld and commented:
    Superb NFL play between D Wade and Lebron.

  4. pantsfreezone - Dec 21, 2012 at 2:33 AM

    LeBron would put up insane fantasy football numbers as a TE in the NFL. Something a little better than Gronk’s 2011 campaign.

  5. eventhorizon04 - Dec 21, 2012 at 3:18 AM

    Most defensive backs and linebackers in the NFL are under 6’2″, so the 6’8″ LeBron would have a half-foot height advantage, and that’s not even taking into account his terrific leaping ability and long-reach. Also, it’s safe to say that LeBron has good hands.

    So LeBron, in theory, would be basically a bigger, more athletic version of Rob Gronkowski, who is a tight end that is virtually unstoppable in the redzone because of his combination of size, body control, and hands.

    • fanofevilempire - Dec 21, 2012 at 11:13 AM

      too bad this won’t work in the playoffs against the good teams…………..

      Wade has bad knees, LeBron will have to carry this team the rest of his contract.

      Oh boy!

  6. fanofevilempire - Dec 21, 2012 at 11:10 AM

    too bad this won’t work in the playoffs against the good teams…………..

    Wade has bad knees, LeBron will have to carry this team the rest of his contract.

    Oh boy!

    • heat256 - Dec 21, 2012 at 1:56 PM

      You just insulted the Knicks!

  7. jimmygrahamchrisivory - Dec 21, 2012 at 11:37 AM

    QB D. Wade and WR/TE Lebron James. maybe they’ll make this happen if they win another championship or two and wanna try something to new to add to their pro sports resume’. They have player options in their contract they can opt out of in a couple seasons, but then again it’ll be impossible for them to turn down a guaranteed $20 million salary to play for a $2-3 million per year ‘rookie’ contract in the NFL. one can only dream

  8. mrchainbluelightning - Dec 21, 2012 at 1:52 PM

    People cry about the direction the NFL is going in player safety. I tell you this, the NFL knows for a fact that they are seeing a downward trend in parents putting their kids in football. The word “concussion” is enough for parents to start pushing basketball and baseball and excluding football.
    You better believe the NFL HATES the idea losing Lebron type athletes in the future.
    The choices for these young special talents are becoming simple
    Short NFL career and the chance to destroy your body for non guaranteed contracts?
    Or Baseball/Basketball

    The NFL knows that there is a competition for these special talented athletes, and they want to turn the tide. This video is just a reminder of what the NFL doesn’t want to miss out in the future.

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