Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy, who played basketball for part of one season at Ole Miss, made the bold claim in a recent interview that he could NBA superstar LeBron James in a game of 1-on-1.
When Charlotte Observer reporter Jonathan Jones asked who would win a 1-on-1 game between Hardy and LeBron, Hardy answered:
"How should I answer this question? ...I would dominate that dude. Hands down, guaranteed win."Later in the interview, Hardy admitted that his "domination" claim was a joke, but still felt confident when asked again whether he could beat LeBron and what the score would be:
"I would still win. Probably 11-9...It would be a tight game. I’m not saying I would dominate him. That was a joke. I feel like I’d definitely win. I think there’s a game there. I don’t think that I’m trash and I don’t think that he’s trash. I think it’d be two dominant athletes playing and I’d come out on top.Something tells us that most people out there would disagree with that statement.
H/T Inside the Panthers via FTW.
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