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Top 15 NFL Players Who Have NBA Equals

Why choose between football and basketball when you can have both? No, I will not be combining the sports, but I will be combining the players within them. Now, I know most NFL players couldn't play in the NBA and vice versa, but if they did, these are the players that they would resemble the most. This list is mostly comparing the stars of their respective leagues because using little known players would probably be a stretch.

Every NFL player has their own personality and play style, but there are some NBA players who are eerily similar. I have matched select NFL players with NBA players who I think are alike. These matches may be based on the player's size, skill sets, past injuries and some may even be off of their personality and off the court/field. Sometimes, you probably ask yourself who the LeBron James of the NFL is, or who the Tom Brady of the NBA is. Well look no further, in this list I will answer those questions. There are no perfect comparisons but I think these dudes get pretty darn close. Some players may like their comparisons and some may not, but either way, the players involved in this list are good at what they do, and that can't be denied.

Below is the list of my player comparisons. Would you add any comparisons? Would you change any? Let me know what you would do if you were making a list such as this. I hope you have as much fun reading this article as I had writing it.

15 DeSean Jackson - Jamal Crawford

Jerome Miron / Leon Halip-USA TODAY Sports

14 Sammy Watkins - Andrew Wiggins

Timothy T. Ludwig / Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

13 Jamaal Charles - Kyrie Irving

Troy Taormina / Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

12 Antonio Brown - Russell Westbrook

Charles LeClaire-Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

11 Dez Bryant - Carmelo Anthony

Steve Mitchell-Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

10 Kelvin Benjamin - Jabari Parker

Kevin Hoffman-Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

9 Odell Beckham - Steph Curry

Robert Duyos / Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

8 Darren Sproles - Isaiah Thomas

Bill Streicher-John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

7 Richard Sherman - Kawhi Leonard

Kirby Lee-Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

6 A.J. Green - Kevin Durant

Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports / Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

5 Arian Foster - Paul George

Reinhold Matay-Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

4 Robert Griffin III - Derrick Rose

Geoff Burke-Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

3 Calvin Johnson - LeBron James

Kirby Lee/ Steve Mitchell
- USA TODAY Sports

2 Tom Brady - Kobe Bryant

Kevin Jairaj / Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

1 Peyton Manning - Tim Duncan

Brian Spurlock-Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

I think this might be the closest to perfect comparison there is between the two sports. These two dinosaurs are the grandfathers of the their games. Neither of them have been in their prime recently, but they are still productive enough to win down to their last game as we saw with Manning. They are each on championship caliber teams and would never take that for granted. These guys are probably the farthest away from the Steph- Odell comparison as you could get. Each are so respected in their game and love to stay out of the spotlight.

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