Written by Jahmal Corner

What if our best/tallest athletes played soccer? It’d probably look something like the list below. Here are the top NBA soccer players I’d love to see on the pitch.

Kobe Bryant– At the age of six Kobe honed his soccer skills via Italy while rooting for A.C. Milan. This Azuri at heart is 6-foot-7 and boasts both a powerful left and right foot. He could provide both power and the high-flying ability to be the premier goal scorer.

Steve Nash-The Canadian is 6-foot-3 and is the most skilled footballer of all the NBA players. Go to a Phoenix Suns game all see Nash honing his soccer skills in warm-ups. With his pace and speed he’d be a great teammate for Kobe.

Tony Parker- This French star was actually born in Belgium with his first love being soccer. He’s the ‘smallest’ of this lineup at 6-foot-2 and could either be a scorer or defensive stopper.

Ricky Rubio-This Spanish born superstar has soccer in his blood. Having been raised in the soccer rich region Rubio’s Facebook friends list is a who’s who of soccer elite. The lightning quick guard will provide the same flair and finesse on the pitch that he does on the hardwood.

Marcin Gortat-At 6-11 with the nickname “The Polish Hammer” this big man is a daunting presence in net. With a wing span of over seven feet Gortat can almost cover post to post without moving. Gortat was a high jump and football star in high school not to mention his father was a Polish bronze medalist in boxing so he’s a great athlete. He’d provide shutout after shutout for this NBA soccer dream team.


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