LeBron James is watching football during his offseason. In the most recent matchup between the Colorado Buffaloes and the Oklahoma Sooners, the four-time NBA champions impressed Caleb Williams and Shedeur Sanders.
Currently, James has high regard for the scouted football players and even called them two future NFL stars in his recent Instagram story.
Caleb Williams, in fact, was impressive in this game as he led the Sooners with a career-high six touchdown passes, along with 403 passing yards. On the other hand, Shedeur Sanders, the son of Deion Sanders, had a great game with four. touchdown passes and 371 passing yards.
Both quarterbacks are expected to enter the NFL soon. Caleb Williams is expected to be the first overall pick. While Shedeur Sanders should be selected within the top 6 to 8.
James is a man on a mission entering his 21st NBA season. After the Los Angeles Lakers had a great late run to end the 2022-23 season, they also made it to the NBA Western Conference Finals before falling to the defending champions Denver Nuggets.
NBA training camp begins on October 3, and the Lakers will play a total of six preseason games between October 8 and 20. The regular season begins on October 14 when the Lakers face the rival Golden State Warriors. .
LeBron James could have been an NFL star in his own right but Charles Barkley doubts that
With a six-foot-eight and a body like a linebacker, many say that LeBron James could have made it big in the NFL if he had chosen football over basketball.
While most people believe that, Charles Barkley doubts that James and NBA players, in general, will have a hard time gaining success in the NFL.
“This dude is making me so mad, thinking he can play football,” said Barkley on the Dan Patrick Show, about whether LeBron James can be a good football player.
“He played high school football because he was better than everybody else. What’s the one thing about the pros, you’re not bigger or faster than anybody else,” Barkley said. “But let’s be honest, most of my NBA players, they’re not tough enough to play football,” added Barkley. “They’re not. No disrespect to them. Basketball players aren’t built like that.”
Barkley has a point of doubting LeBron James playing in the NFL and it’s all hypothetical. The NFL is clearly a more physically demanding league compared to the NBA.