An NBA player in WWE sort of makes sense. Typically, NBA players are imagined on how they would fare in the NFL. However, if you think about it, a lot of traits from both sports can also translate to wrestling too. In all three, you would need size, strength, speed, technique, etc to succeed.
Therefore, let’s take a look at the 5 NBA players who would be great wrestlers in WWE. Just for fun.
5. Steven Adams
He is a rock. NBA players literally stumble on the ground every time the Oklahoma City Thunder star sets a screen. He stands at 7 feet tall and his sturdy physique just screams like that of a wrestler. Looking at it from a reference standpoint, The Great Khali seems to be his closest counterpart. As a matter of fact, recent NBA retiree, Channing Frye, even urged the WWE to call Adams when he retires.
4. Draymond Green
No low blows, please. We all know that Draymond Green can trash talk and annoy virtually anyone in the NBA. He gets into altercations and verbal confrontations all the time. Thus, it would make perfect sense that he put his money where his mouth is and try his luck in wrestling. While he doesn’t possess the best physique of the bunch, he’s certainly more than capable of resorting to unorthodox methods in an effort to win. He could be compared to the likes of Samoa Joe. This would make him an interesting wild card every night in the WWE ring.
3. Russell Westbrook
Russell Westbrook is quite the specimen. Not only does he possess the body that would thrive in wrestling, but he has the tenacity to go all out unhinged on every given night like Jon Moxley. Sure, his height of 6′3 may be relatively small compared to others, but his 200lbs frame features extraordinary athleticism that will definitely give him an edge over anyone he goes toe to toe with.
2. Giannis Antetokounmpo
Remember that picture of Giannis holding dumbbells? Yeah, imagine going up against that in a WWE ring. He’s simply perfect. With a height of 6′11 and 242 pounds of muscle, Giannis definitely has the body to wrestle with the big boys. Think of him as a taller Brock Lesnar wherein both of them are just athletic marvels who dominate their competition, whether in the NBA or WWE.
1. LeBron James
We all knew this was coming. Not only does LeBron excel in basketball to such a high degree, but he also used to play football too. At 6′9 inches tall and 250 pounds heavy, he certainly has the body to dominate the world of wrestling as well. He is literally a freak of nature with only 16.6% body fat. Comparably, he is an icon similar to the likes of John Cena in which their brand has deeply embedded their respective sport. You simply wouldn’t want to miss out on an opportunity to watch him on a nightly basis.