This one’s for all you lax fans out there.
Imagine, for a moment, that you had the ability to draft any professional athlete from any sport and to train them for an ultimate lacrosse team. If you could choose from anyone, absolutely anyone, who would you choose?
Here are my picks...
Attack (Left): Lebron James
Imagine having a 6’9, 250 pound speedster driving toward the cage. Enough said.
Attack (Crease): Shaquille O’Neal
At 7’1 and 325 pounds, how could you stop him from scoring?
Attack (Right): Randy Johnson
On a man-up situation, wouldn’t you like to see Randy Johnson shoot a 100 mph fastball towards the cage as a lefty? Yea, me too.
Midfield (Left): Nate Robinson
With his speed, strength, and ever lasting energy, he’d be perfect on the midfield line.
Midfield (Face-off): Sidney Crosby
The king of hockey is a passing master on the ice. With a little training, I could see him doing it on the lax field too.
Midfield (Right): Bryan Habana
That’s right, I chose a rugby player. As one of the fastest athletes in the world, Bryan would easily be able to make the transition from a hard hitting, fast paced game to another with the aforementioned features.
Long Stick Middie: David Tyree
David has proved to everyone in the football world that he is willing to take on even the smallest of roles and fulfill them to the best of his ability. I think David can take his special teams prowess to the most specialized position in lacrosse.
Defense (Left): Dwight Freeney
Freeney has a non stop motor, speeding after the quarterback play after play. If you put a long stick in his hands, I think he would smother opposing attackers.
Defense (Crease): Shawn Merriman
Combining massive power with great speed, Merriman is simply a killer. Opposing attackers would run the other way before driving to the cage against him.
Defense (Right): Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Yes I know, he is a little short for the position. However, with his footwork and tenacity, I believe he could become a ferocious defender.
Goalie: Henrik Lunquist
He’s an incredible goalie in hockey, and I believe he could do the same in lax. As simple as that.
So those are my picks. Lax fans out there—let me know what you think.