Shaq’s new reality show became the inspiration for this installment of “Listmania”. If you didn’t catch the first episode of Shaq v/s, Lang Whitaker over at Slam did a solid job of recapping it. With the premise being Shaq challenging other athletes at their own sport, I decided to take a look at the NBA and see which players would dominate another sport aside from Basketball.
Steve Nash – Soccer
This one was a no-brainer. His passion for the game has been well documented, and he happens to be quite crafty with his feet as seen in the video and head as displayed at All-Star weekend a few years ago.
Nate Robinson – High Jump
The NBA has a plethora of high flying acts but ‘lil Nate gets the spot. His added flair makes him the perfect candidate to succeed at an individual sport.
Ron Artest – Boxing
They guy may have his issues on the basketball court, but if there was one NBA player I would bet on in the ring it would be Ron Ron.
Rasheed Wallace – Football (QB)
That arm! Rasheed Wallace may have found his calling when he threw up a 3/4 court Hail Mary. Has the QB skills and the ability to switch it up with some blocks for his men.
Shaquille O’Neal – Diving
He may be trying out things like beach volleyball and football but his real talent is diving. He has mastered the landing with minimal damage and makes it look more graceful each time.
Didier Mbenga – Judo
The strongest man in the NBA? Mbenga is a Black belt in Judo and from the looks of it he was ready to try out some of his moves on Chris Mihm.
Monta Ellis – Motocross
He may have been riding a moped, but the injuries he incurred lead me to believe he must have been trying some fancy tricks on that bad boy.
Vladimir Radmanovich – Snowboarding
He sure thought he was a pro when he decided to hit the slopes. Unfortunately it turns out he needs more practice.
TJ Ford – Track
His last name is sure giveaway for the Hemi engine that seems to power him. End to End there may not be a faster guy in the NBA. Or is there?
Jordan Farmar – Poker
He is new to the game and may not have a poker face yet but he had a great showing at the 2009 WSOP. Wouldn’t advise him to quit his day job, but it may be in the cards for the future.