Which athlete from another sport could play in the NBA today?
CALVIN JOHNSON, LIONS WR 16%
JIMMY GRAHAM, SAINTS TE 10%
TERRELL OWENS, FREE-AGENT WR 7%
ANTONIO GATES, CHARGERS TE 7%
CAM NEWTON, PANTHERS QB 6%
Graham, Gates and Tony Gonzalez (who was sixth, with 5%) played D-I basketball. Graham averaged 4.2 points at Miami, Gates 16.5 at Eastern Michigan and Kent State (where he was an honorable-mention All-America in 2003) and Gonzalez 6.4 at Cal.... Of the 39 athletes named, 29 play pro football—19 as receivers or tight ends.... Usain Bolt (3%) received the most votes for a nonfootball player.... In a similar poll on Facebook, 56% of SI readers named Johnson.
BASED ON 121 NBA PLAYERS WHO RESPONDED TO SI'S SURVEY