James reportedly says he ran the 40-yard dash quicker than NFL prospect Te’o.
After producing an underwhelming 40-yard dash in 4.82 seconds, Manti Te’o was the talk of the town in Miami.
Te’o’s poor showing made the headlines on Monday, after his time was recorded as the seventh worst among all linebackers who ran the on-field drill.
According to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel’s Ira Winderman, the Miami Heat were watching the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine highlights prior to their game against the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday night.
When asked about his own 40-yard dash time, LeBron James noted he ran the sprint in 4.6 seconds back in the summer.
LBJ was also keen to point out that he recorded that time with no training, but also reportedly mentioned Te’o by name.
LeBron said; “It’s better than Manti Te’o. I’ll tell you that,” as reported by NFL.com.
James is undoubtedly one of the most athletic players in the NBA, combining strength, speed and pace on the court to devastating effect.
The 28-year-old was a promising football player in high school and had been touted as a potential NFL wide receiver or tight end.
Following his latest claims, the media will inevitably be asking just how good the reigning NBA MVP could have been in the football league.