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Joe Theismann has a credible supporter in his quest to turn LeBron James into an NFL quarterback (and possibly represent him): LeBron James himself.

James, arguably the best player in basketball, and currently working on his second NBA title with the Miami Heat , responded to a question during a post-game interview a day before Theismann’s suggestion that James would make a unique quarterback, once his basketball career is over.

“I think so,” James said after Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Indiana Pacers. “I have the ability. I can see and read plays. I study a lot, so I know defenses and things of that nature. So I would have been pretty good if I had decided to go for it.”

The former Redskins QB turned broadcaster agrees.

“There’s never been a quarterback like (James),” Theismann said in a recent interview with FOX Sports Florida. “Most quarterbacks, when they step on the field, look pretty much the same. But James doesn’t look the same as anybody, he’s such a physical presence. I don’t know if any humans look like him.”

Reported by Campbell Abbott of theĀ New York Daily News