JJ Redick thinks that LeBron James could be amazing as a water polo player. The 15-year veteran believe James would be an amazing keeper.
King James has been a top-5 basketball player on the planet for over 15 years now. He’s made his mark on the sport forever, winning every competition that he’s played in. James’ excursion at London 2012 highlighted just how game-breaking a talent he truly is.
However, James wasn’t always going to play basketball – or so he thought. There was a time when he was tearing it up in state football championships for St. Vincent St. Mary’s High School.
People have talked about how James could be a potential NFL Hall of Famer if he ever chose that path. James took himself away from pro football to focus solely on basketball, but his friends testify to his awesome IQ in football.
Many of LeBron’s friends complain that playing Madden with him is a real pain. James uses his phenomenal memory to great effect while battling opponents on this game.
“LeBron James could win Olympics gold medal in water polo”: JJ Redick
But unfortunately for us, James isn’t playing at these Tokyo Olympics with Team USA. He’s back home, coaching Bronny at his AAU tournaments and using the summer to recuperate from an ankle sprain.
JJ Redick thinks that LeBron could actually be an amazing athlete in an Olympic sport – water polo. There was a segment on his latest podcast alongside Kenny Beecham and Tyrese Haliburton where he expanded on this:
“I could see LeBron being really good at water polo. Like reaaaally good at water polo. Great upper body strength, super endurance. I don’t know what his swimming skills are like, but put him in a sport that requires endurance and strength.”
Kenny, Tyrese and Tommy took turns to name their own NBA players who could be non-basketball Olympic athletes. The names of Giannis and, surprisingly, Jrue Holiday came up in the discussion.