Steve Nash is going to play for the Los Angeles Lakers next season following a blockbuster deal this week. Nash’s trade to the Lakers comes months after Peyton Manning signed a deal with the Denver Broncos. But Nash’s deal is much more striking, considering nobody ever thought they’d see the day when Nash would call longtime Lakers rival Kobe Bryant a teammate.
So with that in mind, we turned to Twitter on #talkaboutit Friday and asked you to select one NFL legend and a “no way” team for him to finish with, similar to Nash and the Los Angeles Lakers.
The most-mentioned player was Ray Lewis on the Pittsburgh Steelers. Far and away. Nobody can imagine that scenario ever playing out.
Another oft-mentioned one was Tom Brady on the New York Jets. And the Buffalo Bills. And the Indianapolis Colts. And the Oakland Raiders. (But to be honest, don’t rule out Brady finishing with the Raiders. The “Tuck Rule” has been put into the distant past, plus he’s from the area.)
And here are some of our favorites from the day (and we read them all as you guys blew up the timeline with great suggestions):
— Jason Robideau (@RobideJ) July 6, 2012
That would be hard to imagine.
— Truth (@Truth480) July 6, 2012
There were a number of those, but love the David Lee Roth avatar.
— Roxanne Nicole (@duran1123) July 6, 2012
Congratulations on the only Seabass mention of the day. But I like it.
— Neal O (@BuddyPotts) July 6, 2012
Don’t think it’s going to happen, so don’t worry.
— Anthony Demopoulos (@TenaciousTonyD) July 6, 2012
Brian Urlacher was mentioned a ton. Also, no Aaron Rodgers to the Chicago Bears (though I saw a few Minnesota Vikings mentions) or Adrian Peterson with the Packers, which wouldn’t happen because the Green Bay Packers don’t run at all.
— zephyr perez (@zlp84) July 6, 2012
DeSean Jackson, that’s a interesting call.
— Allen White (@tweetallenwhite) July 6, 2012
Great call! John Elway isn’t vilified enough for what he did to Baltimore.
— Not Alex Smith (@notreallyalex) July 6, 2012
This is but a small sample, and there are some terrific ones still rolling in. Great job, people. You nailed this one out of the park.
And if you want to give me some more, hit me up via Twitter @adamrank or just leave a message below.