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Vernon Davis & Danny Glover. Even after a concussion, #85 remains a lethal weapon - even if some pundits think he’s too old for this shit.

Vernon Davis & Danny Glover. Even after a concussion, #85 remains a lethal weapon - even if some pundits think he’s too old for this shit.

I’m a firm believer, if a guy shoots a three, that you knock his ass as far in the stands as you possibly can. We were getting beat by 30 or 40, I can’t remember. This guy was shooting threes and running up and down the court. I said, ‘Hey, we’ve got to hurt that guy right there.’
— Charles Barkley had NBA bounties when he played.
The Perfect Plan via 
hoopspeak & @AnthonyBain

The Perfect Plan via 

hoopspeak & @AnthonyBain

NBA Cancels games and LeBron to the NFL? What? 
Just the other day, LeBron was tweeting about practicing in full pads with his former high school team. And then mean ol’ David Stern cancels the NBA’s first two weeks of the the season as if he were grounding his kids for 2 weeks for disagreeing with the adults on the table. 
This is going to cost players a huge chunk of change and I bet most are regretting not taking those overseas contracts. But not LeBron. He’s asking about football. He tweeted at ESPN’s John Clayton asking “When is the deadline for a team to sign a free agent?”
Now, this doesn’t necessarily mean that LeBron wants to go to the NFL. Perhaps LeBron is looking to see if he should pick up T.O. off the waiver wire for his super-intense fantasy football league. He’s probably in 2nd place behind Maverick Carter and realllly wants to finally win. That’s probably not it, but fun to imagine.
Honestly, it didn’t matter what LeBron’s intentions were because the bloggissists trasnlated it for him. “OMG, LEBRON IS GOING TO PLAY IN THE NFL!”
Even I had some fun with it, tweeting why it makes sense. LeBron, who was named Mr. Football in Ohio while playing in high school, is one of the greatest athletes in the world if not in history. He’s a freakish 6’9”, 280lbs monster with the quickness and agility of a 5’9” all-pro running back. He has a very scientifically* estimated 40” vertical and judging by the way he catches lob passes, his hands, which are the size of softball gloves, are also as soft as a fresh baked croissant. 
There’s no reason to think LeBron doesn’t have the size, speed or skill to play football as a Tight End or Wide Receiver, like a super-sized Calvin Johonson (a super-sized Calvin Johnson. THINK ABOUT THAT. The man we call Megatron, but bigger!) 
Even if LeBron was rusty, or didn’t understand the complexity of today’s offense or never figured out how to pick up the NFL blitz, it wouldn’t matter. Just his name alone would be worth the money whatever team signed him. And let’s be frank, every single team would at least consider signing him. Every. Single. Team. Even the Patriots. 
Even if he was a complete failure on the field, he would show enormous returns off of it. The NFL, already the most popular sport in America, would increase viewership. People would tune in just to appease their curiosity. Oh, and the merchandise sales. As if the NFl didn’t already ship a small country’s GDP worth of product a year. LeBron, who had the #1 selling basketball jersey on the planet last year would probably instantly jump to the top of the NFL jersey list, too. And why not? He’s one of the most popular figures on the planet, diving into the most popular game in America. 
But, it’s never going to happen. Not only do NFL teams not pay players nearly as much as the NBA, they would barely match what LeBron can make playing ball in Europe or China. Plus the risk of injury in the NFL is much higher and careers and contract lengths are much shorter in the NFL compared to the NBA and basketball in general. There’s no way LeBron risks millions of dollars and a priceless legacy in the NBA for 10 weeks of fun in the NFL.
And if all that isn’t enough to convince you that this isn’t going to happen, I got one more thing; insurance. LeBron would have to have his NBA contract, and himself, insured if he were to play in the NFL. Considering the size of the contract he has left and the high rate of injury in the NFL, I doubt anyone would take on such a risk. Especially not LeBron.
@Suga_Shane
*By scientifically estimated, I mean that I pulled those numbers out of my ass. But still, If I told you LeBron has a 74 inch vertical, you’d probably believe me. Not because I’m trust worthy or that I walk around with a calculator and a pocket protector. It’s because LeBron seems other-worldly at all times, especially when he’s running and jumping. 
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NBA Cancels games and LeBron to the NFL? What? 

Just the other day, LeBron was tweeting about practicing in full pads with his former high school team. And then mean ol’ David Stern cancels the NBA’s first two weeks of the the season as if he were grounding his kids for 2 weeks for disagreeing with the adults on the table. 

This is going to cost players a huge chunk of change and I bet most are regretting not taking those overseas contracts. But not LeBron. He’s asking about football. He tweeted at ESPN’s John Clayton asking “When is the deadline for a team to sign a free agent?

Now, this doesn’t necessarily mean that LeBron wants to go to the NFL. Perhaps LeBron is looking to see if he should pick up T.O. off the waiver wire for his super-intense fantasy football league. He’s probably in 2nd place behind Maverick Carter and realllly wants to finally win. That’s probably not it, but fun to imagine.

Honestly, it didn’t matter what LeBron’s intentions were because the bloggissists trasnlated it for him. “OMG, LEBRON IS GOING TO PLAY IN THE NFL!”

Even I had some fun with it, tweeting why it makes sense. LeBron, who was named Mr. Football in Ohio while playing in high school, is one of the greatest athletes in the world if not in history. He’s a freakish 6’9”, 280lbs monster with the quickness and agility of a 5’9” all-pro running back. He has a very scientifically* estimated 40” vertical and judging by the way he catches lob passes, his hands, which are the size of softball gloves, are also as soft as a fresh baked croissant. 

There’s no reason to think LeBron doesn’t have the size, speed or skill to play football as a Tight End or Wide Receiver, like a super-sized Calvin Johonson (a super-sized Calvin Johnson. THINK ABOUT THAT. The man we call Megatron, but bigger!) 

Even if LeBron was rusty, or didn’t understand the complexity of today’s offense or never figured out how to pick up the NFL blitz, it wouldn’t matter. Just his name alone would be worth the money whatever team signed him. And let’s be frank, every single team would at least consider signing him. Every. Single. Team. Even the Patriots. 

Even if he was a complete failure on the field, he would show enormous returns off of it. The NFL, already the most popular sport in America, would increase viewership. People would tune in just to appease their curiosity. Oh, and the merchandise sales. As if the NFl didn’t already ship a small country’s GDP worth of product a year. LeBron, who had the #1 selling basketball jersey on the planet last year would probably instantly jump to the top of the NFL jersey list, too. And why not? He’s one of the most popular figures on the planet, diving into the most popular game in America. 

But, it’s never going to happen. Not only do NFL teams not pay players nearly as much as the NBA, they would barely match what LeBron can make playing ball in Europe or China. Plus the risk of injury in the NFL is much higher and careers and contract lengths are much shorter in the NFL compared to the NBA and basketball in general. There’s no way LeBron risks millions of dollars and a priceless legacy in the NBA for 10 weeks of fun in the NFL.

And if all that isn’t enough to convince you that this isn’t going to happen, I got one more thing; insurance. 

LeBron would have to have his NBA contract, and himself, insured if he were to play in the NFL. Considering the size of the contract he has left and the high rate of injury in the NFL, I doubt anyone would take on such a risk. Especially not LeBron.

@Suga_Shane

*By scientifically estimated, I mean that I pulled those numbers out of my ass. But still, If I told you LeBron has a 74 inch vertical, you’d probably believe me. Not because I’m trust worthy or that I walk around with a calculator and a pocket protector. It’s because LeBron seems other-worldly at all times, especially when he’s running and jumping. 

Photo via 

Off-Season Power Rankings:
1. Kevin Durant
2. LeBron James 
3. Brandon Jennings
4. Gilbert Arenas’ Twitter Account
5. Kobe’s 26 minutes on Twitter.
1,072. Chris Bosh’s wedding. 
By the way, if you aren’t following our sister blog, NFL Off-season, you’re missing out on some great coverage. They’re like a bunch of shutdown corners over there!
NFLOffseason:

Brandon Jennings: Raider Fan. 
I’ve always felt like Jennings would be a Raider fan just because he, like most of the Raiders fans, players, coaches and even all the way up to ownership, just doesn’t give a f*** about what you think of him. 
Perhaps both the Raiders and Jennings are destined to have a great season, the Raiders are off to a 1-0 start for the first time in nearly a decade. And another first for The Nation, Jason Campbell and Darren McFadden shoulder a legit offense to finally balance out their mean hitting defense. Jennings has also had a good summer, making big moves all off-season, from interning at Under Armour to putting up big numbers in Pro-Am games. 
I don’t know if it’s possible, but if the Raiders keep on winning, I will demand to see more Raiders-jeans-shorts-overalls. And all of you thought Dwyane Wade’s the most fashionable man in the NBA? Ha!
@Suga_Shane
h/t Russ Bengtson
P.S. Why aren’t you guys following us on Twitter??!?!?! @NFLOFFSEASON

Off-Season Power Rankings:

1. Kevin Durant

2. LeBron James 

3. Brandon Jennings

4. Gilbert Arenas’ Twitter Account

5. Kobe’s 26 minutes on Twitter.

1,072. Chris Bosh’s wedding. 

By the way, if you aren’t following our sister blog, NFL Off-season, you’re missing out on some great coverage. They’re like a bunch of shutdown corners over there!

NFLOffseason:

Brandon Jennings: Raider Fan. 

I’ve always felt like Jennings would be a Raider fan just because he, like most of the Raiders fans, players, coaches and even all the way up to ownership, just doesn’t give a f*** about what you think of him. 

Perhaps both the Raiders and Jennings are destined to have a great season, the Raiders are off to a 1-0 start for the first time in nearly a decade. And another first for The Nation, Jason Campbell and Darren McFadden shoulder a legit offense to finally balance out their mean hitting defense. Jennings has also had a good summer, making big moves all off-season, from interning at Under Armour to putting up big numbers in Pro-Am games. 

I don’t know if it’s possible, but if the Raiders keep on winning, I will demand to see more Raiders-jeans-shorts-overalls. And all of you thought Dwyane Wade’s the most fashionable man in the NBA? Ha!

@Suga_Shane

h/t Russ Bengtson

P.S. Why aren’t you guys following us on Twitter??!?!?! @NFLOFFSEASON

Rajon Rondo hanging out with recent New England import Chad Ochocinco

Rajon Rondo hanging out with recent New England import Chad Ochocinco

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