Originally Posted by FKAri
I think even in the last 15 years or so if you are an athlete who has equal chances for the NFL and NBA, you are going to chose the NBA. The NFL career is shorter, less financially rewarding and more brutal. The only advantage in going the NFL route is there are more jobs (at least in the US). I can't think of a great prospect in both basketball and football who chose football anytime recently.
The best athletes have always chosen the NBA. The NFL has far more varied types of athletes competing in it.