6 Athletes Who Should Quit Their Day Jobs
Here are some guys who’d maybe, possibly, be better at other sports.
Kevin Durant – Soccer Goalie
Most elite goalkeepers are 6’2″ to 6’4″, so just imagine how much real estate the OKC “small” forward could cover with his pterodactyl-like, 7’5″ wingspan and catlike reflexes (and don’t get us started on his puppy-dog eyes!).
Jason Pierre-Paul – Gymnast
Sure, when most of us think of gymnasts, we picture tiny little sprites in leotards, not 6’5″, 280-pound beasts. But then, most guys that size can’t do 23 back flips in a row like JPP. Balance beam, now would be a good time to start shaking in fear.
Colin Kaepernick – Pitcher
Throwing out the ceremonial first pitch at a San Francisco Giants game this summer, the 49ersQB hit 87 on the radar gun, rather than throwing it 10 feet wide and 20 feet short, like most (BabbaBooey, we’re looking at you).
LeBron James – Quarterback or Tight End or…Any Position, Really
At 6’9″, 270, with 40-inch ups and a 4.6 40, the former all-state receiver would be a freakish tight end. Or a QB, which he played as a freshman. At worst he’d make the tallest water boy in NFL history.
Andy Murray – Hockey Goalie
Blessed with quick-twitch reflexes, any of the top tennis players could excel between the pipes. But we’ll take Murray, mostly because he’s from Scotland, meaning he’d have a kick-ass Braveheart-style goalie mask.
Usain Bolt – Wide Receiver
The world’s fastest man would absolutely blow by defensive backs in the NFL, and at 6’5″ he has the stretch to haul in passes over lesser humans’ heads. He’ll be in the end zone faster than Mark Sanchez will be in a lineman’s butt.
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