Randy Moss responds to ludicrous claim by former NBA player

Former Minnesota Vikings WR Randy Moss
Former Minnesota Vikings WR Randy Moss / Adam Bettcher/GettyImages

Before he turned into a Minnesota Vikings legend, Randy Moss was a multi-sport athlete at DuPont High School in West Virginia. As impressive as he was on the football field, Moss also made plenty of jaw-dropping plays on the basketball court when he was teammates with longtime NBA point guard Jason Williams.

During his senior year at DuPont, the former Vikings wide receiver was not only given the Mr. Football award as the best high school football player in West Virginia, but he was given the state's Mr. Basketball award that year as well.

Knowing this, it shouldn't have come as a surprise to find out that Moss had some thoughts to share about a controversial comment related to NFL players that was recently made by former NBA player Austin Rivers.

Former Minnesota Vikings WR Randy Moss responds to outrageous claim made by former NBA player

Rivers, who last appeared in an NBA game in 2023 as a member of the Minnesota Timberwolves, recently caused a bit of a stir in the sports world when he had the following to say about NBA and NFL players during an appearance on "The Pat McAfee Show" on ESPN.

"I can take 30 players right now in the NBA and throw them in the NFL. You cannot take 30 NFL players and put them in the NBA."

It's quite the statement to make, and unsurprisingly, people like Moss, Chris Long, Charles Barkley, James Jones, and others have come out and vehemently disagreed with these recent comments since they were made.

As many have continued to weigh in with their opinions on what Rivers said earlier this week, Moss made his feelings about the comments public on his Twitter account.

Now, are there some NBA players who could potentially earn a roster spot in the NFL? Sure, it's possible. But the amount of NBA players who might be able to get some snaps in the NFL is definitely much lower than 30.

This isn't to say that a ton of NFL players could easily transition to playing in the NBA, either. Both sports require very different skill-sets to succeed at a high level.

But are the chances of Moss in his prime excelling in the NBA higher than someone like Anthony Edwards of the NBA's Timberwolves getting right back up after getting clobbered by a linebacker like Ray Lewis while attempting to catch a pass over the middle of the field?

Yes seems like an answer to this question that can be made with little doubt.

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