10 NBA Players Who Could Hold Their Own at Wrestlemania 30

10 NBA Players Who Would Be Fun to See at WWE's Wrestlemania 30

10 NBA Players Who Would Be Fun to See at WWE's Wrestlemania 30
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Wrestlemania 30 is upon the WWE community. Pro wrestling has seen a real change in popularity over recent years where being a wrestling fan makes you less of a pariah in terms of popular culture. Given that and the fact the Cleveland Cavaliers recently had WWE night this season, which 10 NBA players could hold their own inside the squared circle at Wrestlemania 30?

David West

David West
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David West

David West
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David West is simply a tough guy who also happens to be built like a tank. I have no idea if he can fight, but he gives off the illusion of being able to, which is several superstars in the WWE are predicated upon.

Steven Adams

Steven Adams
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Steven Adams

Steven Adams
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This is a weird assumption, but Steven Adams seems like a big guy who would be willing to get guys over in the WWE by taking a ton of blows and bumps. Adams has shown that he has zero regard for pain or things of that matter, which would seemingly work out well for him in pro wrestling.

Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant
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Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant
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While you might have a hard time convincing him to not be the star every time that he’s in the ring, Bryant is another guy who could get guys over if you convinced him to do so. We’ve all seen that Bryant can endure just an absurd amount of pain and the WWE could put that to good use.

Ben McLemore

Ben McLemore
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Ben McLemore

Ben McLemore
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Great athletes don’t always make good pro wrestlers, but that also doesn’t mean that it doesn’t help tremendously to be freakishly athletic. McLemore is one of the most underrated athletes in the NBA, which would make it real interesting in regards to that and his age how he could fare in the WWE.

Shaq

Shaq
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Shaq

Shaq
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I know that Shaq is retired, but he’s probably the most WWE-ready NBA-related person right now. Shaq has trained MMA for years, is a gargantuan human being, has a ridiculous personality, and people love him. Plus, you could give him a Kazaam gimmick and the WWE Universe will basically become a utopia.

Kendrick Perkins

Kendrick Perkins
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Kendrick Perkins

Kendrick Perkins
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Humungous dude who will fight literally anyone is basically what Kendrick Perkins gets paid millions of dollars to be in the NBA. Teach him how to not hurt his opponents too terribly and that can just translate to him as a wrestler under Vince McMahon.

JaVale McGee

JaVale McGee
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JaVale McGee

JaVale McGee
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You might be thinking that JaVale McGee makes this list because of his personality, but that’s not true. It’d just be awesome to see a seven-foot behemoth with boundless athleticism doing absolutely ridiculous and cool things in the ring. It’s basically like giving Kane the athleticism of Rey Mysterio or someone, which could be amazing.

Gerald Green

Gerald Green
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Gerald Green

Gerald Green
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Speaking of athletes, I would love to see Gerald Green in a ladder match. He might be the first guy ever to be like, “Forget the ladder” and just get a running start to jump up and take down the belt. He’d probably also do a 360, just for good measure.

Rajon Rondo

Rajon Rondo
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Rajon Rondo

Rajon Rondo
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Honestly I’m just nerding out as a wrestling and basketball fan at the thought of Rajon Rondo and his oversized hands doing Ric Flair style chops to opponents’ chests. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that Rondo is also a bit on-edge, which is never a bad thing in the wrestling business.

Zach Randolph

Zach Randolph
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Zach Randolph

Zach Randolph
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Z-Bo is basically the Mark Henry of the NBA. He may not be the “World’s Strongest Man,” but he’s beloved by most everyone around the league, he’s a massive human being, and he looks like one of the last guys who you’d ever want to mess with. He’s probably not going to be doing any high-flying in the ring, but I’d be content to watch Randolph absolutely truck people.

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