Dez Bryant: LeBron James Could Be NFL Ready in "Two Weeks"

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Malcolm Gladwell's 10,000-hour rule stipulates that a person needs about 10,000 hours of practice to completely master a task. Dallas Cowboys player Dez Bryant however thinks that LeBron James would only need about two weeks to become an NFL-ready wide receiver.

"That dude is just that talented," Bryant told ESPN Dallas. "I think it would take him probably about a good two weeks to get very acquainted with football, knowing what he's supposed to do. I think that's all he'd need with his physical ability.

"I've seen a little bit of his highlights from high school. He's got the hands, he can run the routes, he's fast enough. He could play in this league if he put it all together."

James did play football for three seasons in high school, but most players come into the NFL with the full high school football experience and at least two or three years at the college level. Then again, former Miami Hurricane basketball player and current New Orleans Saint Jimmy Graham only played a year of football before entering the League.

While James has always liked to flirt with the idea of an NFL career, it's not likely to happen. But considering the Dallas Cowboys are his favorite team, we bet he's flattered by Bryant's statements.

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I agree, back when Terrell Owens was an Eagles wr, I saw John Salley interview him. Salley made TO seem small, as in similar to a 5'10" CB covering TO small. I think Salley was like 6'11" 230 in his playing days and could've made the transition between sports easier than what Tony Gonzalez was trying to do ? LeBron is about as tall and weighs more than Salley ? Someone that big isn't supposed to be able to move like that at a skill position ? I doubt Shaq could ever block with the best 300+ linemen in the NFL, but then again they couldn't play hoops like Shaq either.

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