Dan Z wrote:Where did Anthony Edwards say that basketball isn't his favorite sport? It's football...correct? I haven't read the direct quote, but I get the feeling that it's blown out of proportion. Just because he prefers football doesn't mean he's a slacker or won't do good in the NBA.
Yeah, Antonio Gates played college basketball (and obviously probably could have played college football) but couldn't make it to the NBA and became one of the best TEs ever. I don't think preferring one sport deters you from being good at another.
Russell Wilson with baseball too.
Then who knows about guys like Bo Jackson and Deion Sanders.
There was also Charlie Ward (who I think won a heisman) played in the NBA for awhile. He didn't have enough talent to stick around, but I doubt it was for a lack of effort.
I think with Edwards too, it's more of growing up an NFL fan and he watches it more...though I'm sure he watches a lot of NBA tape now.