Vikings star Justin Jefferson once jokingly asked LeBron James, Kevin Durant to ‘call’ him to recruit in NBA

Just like Patrick Mahomes, Joe Burrow, and Justin Herbert are leaving their marks as top-class quarterbacks in the NFL, Minnesota Vikings star Justin Jefferson is also leaving no stone unturned to establish himself as one of the greatest wide receivers in the league. By earning the NFL Offensive Player of the Year accolade and getting voted a First Team All-Pro star, he is on his way to being the GOAT at his position.

Besides turning himself into a hero on the football field, Justin once made fans go head over heels by shining brightly on the basketball court. He even asked for a potential chance in the NBA world.

Justin Jefferson once jokingly asked LeBron, KD to ‘call’ him to recruit in NBA

During a pickup game, Justin Jefferson sent shockwaves through the NFL community by showing his incredible shooting skills. Minnesota’s star truly aced the game, and he himself boasted off the performance by calling NBA stars Kevin Durant and LeBron James to recruit him.

However, this is literally a funny remark, and the 24-year-old is not projected to head to any other sports in the near future. He finished the 2022 regular season with 128 receptions for 1,809 yards, along with eight receiving touchdowns and one rushing touchdown, a league record. Besides that, given his feat of scoring more receiving yards in the first three years of his career (4,825) than any other athlete in the history of the league, the footballer is surely going to rule football fans’ hearts for a prolonged period.

NFL community backs Justin Jefferson’s NBA potential

The Pro Football Hall of Famer Randy Moss has recently marked Justin Jefferson as the best wide receiver of the NFL and projected another breakout year for him. Not just the former veteran, the Vikings young star has already stolen the hearts of many fans by showcasing incredible athleticism on the football field.

Following the footage of him owning the basketball court, the NFL community couldn’t resist gushing about the potential of the footballer in the NBA world.

A fan wrote, “He could literally be in the nba.”

The social media platform X, formerly known as Twitter, was full of fan’s potential of Minnesota’s star in the basketball world.

A netizen wrote, “Simply an athlete. He would probably look just fine on skates.”

From route-running savvy to vertical jump, the WR continues to hang onto the ball for the Vikings. His height and balanced weight give him the advantage to make some incredible jumps on the court as well.

A person wrote, “Actually has a super clean jumper.”

The Vikings will start their regular season on Sept. 10 at home against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. What’s your prediction regarding the match? Tell us in the comment section.


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Maliha is an insightful sports writer with over a year of experience focusing on the NFL. Initially venturing into both NFL and NBA coverage, her journey began without a particular affinity for American football. However, her passion for the sport blossomed as she started following football more. Now, a huge NFL fan, Maliha meticulously follows every development within the league. She always wants to ensure her analysis is comprehensive and up-to-date to fellow readers.


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