Former NFL stud wide receiver Terrell Owens has long been working on diversifying his career portfolio. Owens was cut by the Seattle Seahawks in the preseason, but we learned Tuesday that before he went to the Seahawks’ training camp, he had other ideas.
Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin told the Dan Patrick Show that Owens had basketball on his mind and “was at our practice facility this summer, begging coaches for a 10-day contract.”
At 39 years old, Owens won’t be signing any ten-day deals anytime soon – or ever. But Griffin acknowledged that Owens can play a little. Of course we know of Owens’ skills from the various charity games he has played in.
He has athletic ability for days, but shockingly it takes a little more than being a world class athlete to crack an NBA roster. At 6’3″ 225-ish pounds, Owens would have slotted in as a point guard or shooting guard. It’s just a darn shame for him that catching footballs five years ago, creating drama in locker rooms and starring in awful reality shows doesn’t amount to an NBA career.
Here’s T.O. in a game in a pick-up style league – the Venice Basketball League – a couple years ago.