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Warren Sapp calls LeBron James a 'pretty boy'

Posted on: November 19, 2011 4:50 pm
 
Posted by Ben Golliverlebron-james-pretty-boy

One thing we know about 330-pound defensive linemen: they love piling on. 

MySanAntonio.com reports that Warren Sapp -- a monstrous former All-Pro defensive tackle and current television analyst -- decided to jump on top of the massive pile of NFL players who have questioned whether Miami Heat All-Star forward LeBron James is tough enough to play professionall football.   
“How about LeBron do one-sixth of what Jordan did, let’s see him go win a championship,” Sapp said.

“Go do that. Go see if you can conquer your sport before you come over here because them boys on defense, we like pretty boys like that. We want to split them.”
Sapp made the comments on an NFL Network broadcast.

The idea that James, who was a high school football stand-out, might be interested in the NFL arose back in October, when Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll started recruiting him on Twitter.

The backlash from football circles at the time was swift and furious.

Cincinnati Bengals corner Leon Hall said: “It wouldn’t be easy. I recommend he keep his NBA contract and just play the Madden video games if he misses football.”

"He's the mentally weakest person I've ever seen," added former All-Pro linebacker Chris Spielman.

Sapp's comments are another indication that James is respected as an athlete but not feared. While he plays hard, James lacks a certain ferocity, not to mention a championship, that would serve to insulate him from this type of macho criticism. Sapp's analysis boils down to one part football provincialism and one part psychological challenge.

Sapp knows as well as anyone that his critique will be rendered moot if and when James wins a title. He's just getting in his shots while he can.
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Since: Oct 3, 2011
Posted on: November 21, 2011 10:37 am
 

Warren Sapp calls LeBron James a 'pretty boy'

On the basketball court, he grimaces in pain if you just touch him

It'd be nothing but the bitter beer face for LeQuit on a football field.



Since: Oct 3, 2011
Posted on: November 21, 2011 10:28 am
 

Warren Sapp calls LeBron James a 'pretty boy'

Well, LeBron is good at running with a ball without dribbling.



Since: May 29, 2010
Posted on: November 21, 2011 1:31 am
 

Warren Sapp calls LeBron James a 'pretty boy'

LeBron is a freak athlete and probably could play in the NFL. I despise LeBron, but no reason he couldn't some position in the NFL.
Until he got hit.  You ever see how much he cries when he gets fouled?  Imagine when Ray Lewis pops him in the kidney.



Since: Feb 11, 2010
Posted on: November 20, 2011 8:46 pm
 

Warren Sapp calls LeBron James a 'pretty boy'

Sapp is a steaming pile of stupidity.

LeBron is a freak athlete and probably could play in the NFL.  I despise LeBron, but no reason he couldn't some position in the NFL.



Since: Nov 7, 2009
Posted on: November 20, 2011 3:11 pm
 

Warren Sapp calls LeBron James a 'pretty boy'

Lebron would never go across the middle...if he stayed on the sidelines always, and they threw jump balls always, he'd be hard to cover.  I'm not talking timing routes, just Lebron advances 10 yds andstops and turns.  At that point they can't touch him or knock him around, and you can throw the ball about 11-12 feet high.  It's totally one dimensional, but hard to cover and they don't hit people as hard ont he sidelines cause all you ahve to do is push them out.  Now, having said that, (and I agree with everybody about him going anywhere on the field except the sidelines...he gets drilled maybe twice and that's it for Lebron.)  once he gets drilled in the rib cage as he's 11-12 feet in the air i don't see him continuing to play...i mean hell, I'd tell my safeties to run up and crush him early...yeah. its a penalty so what he'd take about 3 of those shots and gain a different perspective.





Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: November 20, 2011 2:48 pm
 

Warren Sapp calls LeBron James a 'pretty boy'

Warren you my fine friend said it all. Lebron James along with Dwayne Wade of the Miami Heat are Pretty Boys. But honestly you can say that about most NBA players. I hope the NBA just goes away make them pretty boys have to get a real job they just do not understand how good they have it.



Since: Jul 27, 2009
Posted on: November 20, 2011 2:24 pm
 

Warren Sapp calls LeBron James a 'pretty boy'

Sapp talkin' like an inmate who can wait to pwn pretty boy LeBron when he gets on the prison field for some longest yard antics - ha ha ha



Since: Sep 22, 2010
Posted on: November 20, 2011 1:08 pm
 

Warren Sapp calls LeBron James a 'pretty boy'

sapp won one championship as a pro, and he had little to do with the one he did win.  What good does it do to tear down an unproven player.
There might be truth in what sapp says, but Lebron is 26 and Jordan did not win a single champ before he was 28.  Jordan grew up in college, which we all agree is easier than growing up in the pros, like Lebron is doing.  I agree he is soft, but i think he will be tougher, or at least try to be tougher in the future.
 



Since: Jan 2, 2007
Posted on: November 20, 2011 1:01 pm
 

Warren Sapp calls LeBron James a 'pretty boy'

Obviously Lebron should conquer his own sport before he tries to play football but lets face it, hes about 6'9, 280 lbs and would be one the fastest players in the nfl. He would be an AMAZING tight end or huge wide reciever and he would not get lit up by anyone. There is noone that dislikes Lebron James more than me but he would be a great football player if he had time to get used to it



Since: Oct 7, 2011
Posted on: November 20, 2011 12:29 pm
 

Warren Sapp calls LeBron James a 'pretty boy'

Sapp nailed it, conquer your own sport before you consider another! LeBron may be physically gifted enough to attempt football but nothing is a given and I promise you he is wearing the red jersey in practice and your not aloud to touch him. In the games on the other hand, he would have the biggest bullseye on his chest of all time, every defender would be out to prove him wrong and his career would crash and burn. As intriguing as it is it is a smoke screen, something to keep him in the minds of people while he cannot be seen whining on a court.


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