Columbus Blue Jackets Coach John Tortorella Says LeBron James Could Not Play Hockey

Could LeBron James play hockey? Since he loves a challenge, some day we might see him on the ice.

Standing 6-foot-8 and weighing 250 pounds, Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James is a physical freak of nature. Every time he steps on a basketball court, King James displays his amazing athleticism. At 32 years of age, he still has blazing speed and unbelievable strength.

LeBron's skill set makes him one of the best athletes of all time. But is there any sport the 3-time NBA Champion could not excel at?

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Most of LeBron's fans know he was a beast on the football field during high school. He recently showed off his arm before an Ohio State-Michigan gridiron battle. When Chicago Cubs won the 2016 World Series, LeBron had to wear a Cubs uniform, because he had lost a bet to his BFF Dwyane Wade (LeBron of course bet on the Indians). Cubs manager Joe Maddon told TMZ, "He looked great. He could play centerfield for us anytime, man." And there's no doubt that his speed and leaping ability could have made LeBron a superb outfielder.

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But during an interview Wednesday with 92.3 FM in Cleveland, Columbus Blue Jackets head coach John Tortorella said LeBron could not play hockey.

Tortorella claims that LeBron is too big to skate, but there are plenty of big guys in the NHL, including Boston Bruins defender Zdeno Chara, who stands 6-foot-9 and weighs 255 pounds. Maybe after the NBA season, the 12-time NBA All-Star will accept the challenge and show what he can do on the ice.

The Blue Jackets lead the NHL with a 30-9-4 record so far this season.

LeBron James as a Hockey Player


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