Why is basketball players looked up to as the greatest athletes?

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Are basketball players the best athletes?

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  1. MXZT

    MXZT Brown Belt Platinum Member

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    And that they can transition to MMA better than any other athlete from any sport. According to Sherdog.
     
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  2. JabToucher

    JabToucher I don't put anyone on ignore!

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    They are typically god teir height
     
  3. Akoo

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    Biggest tallest yet still mobile humans in a very fast paced sport. The slow twitched flabby Ben Askren's of the world get weeded out fast.
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  4. Baltimore Bro

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    People always assume big black dudes are the best fighters
     
  5. grimballer

    grimballer Silver Belt

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    A level athletes with long reach

    Basically Jon Jones on steroids
     
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  6. Verace

    Verace Silver Belt

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    Because they get paid the most. (together with football)

    So people with the most athletic habilities/genetically gifted would tend to flock in that direction, making the cut a lot harder

    I imagine thats the most acceptable line of thinking. Am i wrong sherbros? Thats what i always thought
     
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  7. ferrisjso

    ferrisjso Goat Lawyer

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    Because they tend to be the best athletes especially going forward. Most popular youth sport that the best athletes in the US tend to be drawn to.

    Obviously not everyone in the NBA would be able to translate to being in a sport where you get punched in the face though but obviously MMA is not for everyone.
     
  8. kuazaa

    kuazaa White Belt

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    Big, tall, coordinated guys who play a dynamic sport making the right decisions in miliseconds

    You can't ask for more than that
     
  9. gevoudane

    gevoudane ʇlǝq ʞɔɐlq

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    Id gowith basketball or soccer. When they've done studies on athletes and taken athletes from different sports and have them do all sports the basketball and soccer players have always done the best at other sports other then their sport they get paid at.
     
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  10. StayCranked

    StayCranked Brown Belt

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    silly murican sports lol
     
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    The idea that there is a single type of best athlete is ridiculous. Different sports require different types of athletic abilities, physical attributes and body types. Look at the Olympics, the athletes of different sports look vastly different.
     
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  12. true_fan

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    Because they’re allowed to juice
     
  13. honzo

    honzo Brown Belt

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    Strong, tall and fast.
    They're not the best, alot say that they would make good MMA fighters because of their physique, athletecism and fitness.
     
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    Most decorated striker in mma history:

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    Division II college basketball player:

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  15. mahavishnunj

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    because people like laughable ball chasing sports
     
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    mb23100 Gold Belt

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    This was my thought. If i was the perfect athlete and had a choice of any sport id go with basketball(actually id probably be a formula1 driver but thats different). Less chance of permanent damage than football
     
  17. kickpuncher

    kickpuncher Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    No way a basketball or especially a soccer dude could transition to MLB. Hitting a baseball is one of the hardest things to do in major sports, IMO. We saw how shitty Michael Jordon did. Bo Jackson is different because he grew up playing baseball some, and not transitioning from football to baseball in college or later.

    But back on topic basketball players generally have a longer reach and are taller so that is the perfect body type. Tall and lanky guys with good explosion. Shertards are so retarded in this regard.
     
  18. Iron Skin

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    Because for most people is impossible to dunk and they can do it effortless.
     
  19. ShreddinMMA

    ShreddinMMA Gold Belt

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    Sherdog posters like tall, athletic men.
     
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  20. Kenny Powerth

    Kenny Powerth Jean Belt (Jelt)

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    Athletic, exhibit both slow and fast twitch muscles, in excellent shape, deceptively strong, excellent hand/eye coordination (trying springting up and down a court while bouncing a basketball ball in front of you, etc.

    Not taking anything away from other sports; honestly an argument could be made for any sport but imo basketball players are the best athletes.
     

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