John Tortorella Issues Challenge To LeBron James: ‘I Want To See Him Skate’

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Columbus Blue Jackets head coach John Tortorella isn’t afraid to speak his mind, even when talking about players in a different sport.

On Thursday, he issued a challenge to Cleveland Cavaliers superstar forward LeBron James.

James is a huge football fan, played the sport in high school and has been compared to NFL tight ends. He’s one of the most athletic players in any sport with a unique blend of incredible strength and impressive speed.

Hockey is a bit different in that it requires its own unique skill: skating. It’s certainly possible, though, that James could be a good hockey player if he mastered skating.

It would be interesting to find out, that’s for sure.

Thumbnail photo via Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports Images

Thumbnail photo via Jan 13, 2017; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Lightning former head coach John Tortorella talks as the Tampa Bay Lightning retire the number 26 worn by the franchise s all-time leading scorer, Martin St. Louis prior to the game between the Tampa Bay Lightning and Columbus Blue Jackets at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

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