LeBron James Reveals How His High School Football Game Would Resemble NFL Hall of Famer Randy Moss

Published 10/02/2021, 1:00 AM EDT
Sep 28, 2021; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (6) answers questions during media day at the UCLA Health and Training Center in El Segundo, Calif. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports


There are not many generational athletes that emerge from the NBA. However, every now and then, some greats always make their way. One such player is Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James. The ‘King’ came into the league with the most expectations as an 18-year-old. Despite it all, he fought through and is now one of the best to ever do it.

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But there was a time when LeBron played another sport apart from basketball. Notably, James was a top recruit in high school as a football player. While he did not take up his passion for the sport, he compared his game to one of the best talents in NFL history.

DENVER, CO – FEBRUARY 12: LeBron James (23) of the Los Angeles Lakers celebrates the final horn against the Denver Nuggets during overtime quarter of Los Angeles’ 120-116 win on Wednesday, February 12, 2020. (Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

LeBron James compares his game to Randy Moss

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James played the wide receiver position in high school. His height and insane athleticism allowed him to make very tough catches. But due to taking all the hits as a youngster, he decided to lay off from the sport. Recently, when questioned about which player he resembled, the ‘King’ said Randy Moss.

LeBron explained, “I will say I will resemble kind of Randy Moss. You know his ability to, you know, be his height, but be able to run past anybody with that spee and still be able to catch passes in the paint as well, or in interiors in they call in football in between the lines.

“So I will say Randy Moss because of our strides and our ability to catch the ball.”

Similar to Moss, James has also been an elite athlete. Hence, this comparison seems fair.

But how good was Randy Moss?

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Who is Randy Moss?

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Moss is one of the best wide receivers of all time in NFL history. He played for 14 seasons in the league and made an impressive resume for himself.

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Moss ran over 15,000 yards in his career, playing 218 games. His catching and speed allowed him to be in the right place most of the times. The wide receiver ended his career with an impressive catch percentage of 56.4%. With 156 touchdowns down his sleeve, he was enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2018.

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Do you think LeBron James could have been similar to Randy Moss if he played football? Let us know your views in the comments below.

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Anuj Talwalkar

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Anuj Talwalkar is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. He is a student studying at NM College in Mumbai, aspiring to pursue sports management to follow his love for sports. Anuj started following the NBA last year, and he loves to combine his passion for writing with his understanding of basketball.

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