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Old 08-14-2007, 11:50 PM   #1
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Default whose the best all around athlete in the L?

When I say athlete, I mean all around athletically gifted in many sports? This may sound wierd, but I'm not talking about someone like donyell marshall who also played football, because quite frankly he looks like an average joe rec center baller. I'm talkin who looks like the best all around athlete based on their skill set, physique, etc. I personally think Luther Head or Baron Davis look like they can play almost any sport. They are both pretty big dudes for their position, very good at lateral and horizontal movements, and they aren't extremely big like ben wallace or Alonzo Mourning. Please dont say lebron, becasue while he does look extremely athletic, he looks too long to play the more coordinated sports like baseball, hockey, he would be a beastly wide out though. who you guys got?
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Old 08-14-2007, 11:55 PM   #2
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Besides who you said, I gotta say Andre Iguodala. I'd see him playing football pretty well.
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Old 08-14-2007, 11:56 PM   #3
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Didn't we already have this thread a couple days ago?
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Old 08-14-2007, 11:59 PM   #4
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this isnt the same thread, because most of those threads ask who is the best athlete in the NBA, IN THE NBA, as in playing basketball athleticism, Im talking about who looks like they can play all different sports equally as effective.
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Old 08-15-2007, 12:04 AM   #5
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Default Re: whose the best all around athlete in the L?

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this isnt the same thread, because most of those threads ask who is the best athlete in the NBA, IN THE NBA, as in playing basketball athleticism, Im talking about who looks like they can play all different sports equally as effective.

Oh, OK. my Bad. :)
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Old 08-15-2007, 12:06 AM   #6
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Default Re: whose the best all around athlete in the L?

My first through would be Kobe Bryant, who is not only a great ball player, but plays soccer very well. Steve Nash plays soccer well, too, but he's not as athletically gifted as Bryant. I'll say KB #1, followed by Allen Iverson, who is probably just as talented a football player as he is basketball player.

EDIT: I don't know how far Kobe could've taken his soccer skills, but I know that AI was an NFL-calliber talent, so AI #1.
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Old 08-15-2007, 12:38 AM   #7
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this isnt the same thread, because most of those threads ask who is the best athlete in the NBA, IN THE NBA, as in playing basketball athleticism, Im talking about who looks like they can play all different sports equally as effective.


no... it was taking all sports into account.
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Old 08-15-2007, 12:39 AM   #8
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My first through would be Kobe Bryant, who is not only a great ball player, but plays soccer very well. Steve Nash plays soccer well, too, but he's not as athletically gifted as Bryant. I'll say KB #1, followed by Allen Iverson, who is probably just as talented a football player as he is basketball player.

EDIT: I don't know how far Kobe could've taken his soccer skills, but I know that AI was an NFL-calliber talent, so AI #1.


You've never seen Kobe or Nash play soccer unless it was in some commercial... so stop talking based on them saying that they like playing soccer.
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Old 08-15-2007, 12:40 AM   #9
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Old 08-15-2007, 01:15 AM   #10
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I'm almost obliged to agree with you just based on your avatar.

Seriously though, Antonio Gates is a crazy athlete from the NFL that could play a bunch of other sports. AI is damn athletic enough to play anything. LeBron will prolly turn into a pro golfer when he retires, so he deserves a mention.
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Old 08-15-2007, 10:53 AM   #11
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Nate Robinson
Andre Iguodala
Tracy McGrady
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Old 08-15-2007, 12:28 PM   #12
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Allen Iverson. One of the best in the NBA, and his high school football coach said he easily could have been in the NFL if he didn't chose basketball. He was MR. Basketball and Mr. Football in the same year and led both teams to state championships. (I'm pretty sure.)
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Old 08-15-2007, 04:35 PM   #13
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this isnt the same thread, because most of those threads ask who is the best athlete in the NBA, IN THE NBA, as in playing basketball athleticism, Im talking about who looks like they can play all different sports equally as effective.


http://www.insidehoops.com/forum/showthread.php?t=52525

Idiot.
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Old 08-15-2007, 04:46 PM   #14
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Steve Nash was the top soccer/basketball player in BC during his years in high school. He also played competitive hockey and rugby.

However, I'm sure there are tons of players who are as good all-around athletes as Nash. I doubt there are many others that can play skilled sports like Hockey and Soccer though, but I'm sure guys like Wade and Iverson, etc. could play pro football/track.
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Old 08-15-2007, 06:50 PM   #15
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Tracy McGrady. Primary sport he was looking up to was baseball, didn't happen though. I can actually see him turning into a somewhat pro golfer when he retires, and "could" be a decent WR in the NFL (shut up).

He'd get straight owned in hockey though. lol.
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