FOXBORO, Mass. — In an alternate universe, Rob Gronkowski could have been the second-coming of Charles Barkley. Luckily for the New England Patriots, however, the big tight end chose football.
That didn’t stop Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden from comparing Gronkowski to Steph Curry and LeBron James on Wednesday. Gronkowski was excited to hear about Gruden’s comments.
“Dang, so I got a 3-point shot, and I got quickness, and I got power?” Gronkowski said. “I’ll take that. I’ll take the Steph Curry-LeBron combined.”
Gronkowski recalled his glory days as a high school basketball phenom.
“I was the No. 1 dunker,” Gronkowski said. “I packed the house. Had to throw down my jams every game.”
MassLive.com’s Kevin Duffy unearthed this video of Gronkowski throwing down one of his patented jams.
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