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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-24-2010, 05:34 PM Thread Starter
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What if a Basketball Player did MMA?

yep i was just wondering what you guys would think if a top class basketball player like dwight howard or lebron james learned how to do MMA

basketball players have great cardio, strength, speed, and wits

the cardio is for running around without getting tired, strength is for shooting lengths and dunks, speed is how fast they run around the court, and wits for intelligent passes, picks, etc.

most people think football players are good choices but they dont have a complete package like basketball players have (just look at the last season of TUF for football players)

dwight howard is a perfect example, hes 6'11 and 265 lbs

do you think they would excel in the MMA world or will they be washed up fighters?

this is just for discussion, no one needs to get nasty about their choices

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-24-2010, 05:53 PM
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...It's possible. Ron Artest is 6'9 220 lbs and he has trained a little in Martial Arts. He's a hothead as it is. I'm sure most of us remember the NBA brawl a few years back. Too bad Shaq wasn't younger. He's been an MMA fan for a while and at 7'1 350, he would be pretty scary if Greg Jackson or ATT got a hold of him...

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I still want Shaq vs HMC, I swear if I get to see the fight I will never ask for another freak show again.

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I still want Shaq vs HMC, I swear if I get to see the fight I will never ask for another freak show again.
That would be a huge fight! Not in drawing power but in actual size!!!

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-25-2010, 05:43 PM
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I prefer seeing martial artists in MMA, instead of ball players.

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