8 Basketball Stars That Would Kill In Soccer

By on October 10, 2017
America is known as a country with an amazing sports culture but when it comes to European Futbol the good United States always comes up significantly short of its peers. With more parents pulling their kids away from American Football in favor of less dangerous sports (particularly soccer) , The United States Soccer Federation has high hopes for America moving forward.


Several former NBA players started as youth soccer players including Steve Nash (Canada), Manute Bol (Sudan), and Dikembe Mutombo (Congo, United States) whom wanted to be a goalkeeper but grew to within inches of the crossbar.

1. Russell Westbrook


California born Russell Westbrook is an All-NBA All Star that holds the record for most triple-doubles in a season (42 in the 2016-2017 season) and averaged a triple double with: 31.6 assists, 10.7 rebounds, and 10.4 assists per game.

Westbrook’s versatility makes him our #1 pick for NBA stars that would dominate in professional and international soccer.

Date of Birth: November 12, 1988
Strength: Amazing first step, agility
Weakness: Selfish playing style
Salary: $28.53 Million
Net Worth: $55 Million

(sources: ESPN and Coed.com)

2. Stephen Curry


Ohio born Stephen Curry is a former 2× NBA champion (years 2015 and 2017) and a
2× NBA MVP (years 2015 and 2016); he is also the the son of former NBA player Dell Curry.

Curry is has a blistering fast first step and is considered by many to be the best shooter in NBA history which would make him wicked shooter from 20+ meters from goal.

Date of Birth: March 14, 1988
Strengths: First step speed, ability to cut
Weakness: Ankle strength, prone to injury
Salary: $12.1 Million
Net Worth: $37.9 Million