With the NBA All-Star Game taking place tonight, let’s try to come up with two teams of five consisting of Tennessee Titans players.
The 2018 NBA All-Star Game is tonight in Los Angeles. The country’s best athletes will compete in an action-packed event. Unlike the Pro Bowl, the NBA All-Star Game is actually fun and highlights its players’ abilities and outstanding athleticism.
With the NFL in the offseason, I thought it would be a cool exercise to try to determine which Tennessee Titans players would hold their own on a basketball court. I didn’t research who actually played basketball in their past, but a player’s specific traits on the football field were taken into account in terms of how they could translate to the hardwood.
Players are split into regions as best as possible in terms of where they were raised or came from, but there is some leeway on that so that the two teams could be as even as possible.
This team was lacking a bit in size throughout the frontcourt, so Morgan and Kelly will have their work cut out for them on the boards. Kelly’s 6-8 frame should help box out on rebounds, but he’s likely to be a black hole on offense due to slow footwork.
Taylor’s quickness will help him run the point and cut into the lane, while Byard’s defensive instincts will make him a stellar two-way player despite being undersized. Henry will be relied upon heavily on alley-oops and short range looks with his big body and insane athleticism.
This team is giving up a lot of length at power forward, but Walker’s thick frame and tenacity should give him a Dennis Rodman-like impact on games. Paired with the massive Lewan, this team will be impossible to box our and keep from getting boards. Lewan has great footwork for a big man, so he will be a threat on the offensive side of the ball in the low post.
Jackson’s agility and speed will make him a menace on offense, and his ability to mirror opposing wide receivers should translate to guarding opposing point guards. Mariota’s pinpoint accuracy should serve him well as the team’s primary shooter, and his length should give him a distinct advantage over Byard. Davis’ wingspan and long frame make him a perfect fit at small forward, where players tend to be relied upon on both offense and defense.
What do you think? Which team would win? What would your ideal starting lineup of Titans players be? Let us know!