He was already a hoops star at Michigan State, but like many elite athletes, Draymond Green thought his physical skills would translate to the football field.
At 6-foot-7 and 230 pounds, he had the physique to be a punishing tight end, and a massive receiving target. So when Green had a chance to take a few snaps in the school's spring football game, he leapt at the chance.
But as footage from the 2011 game shows, Green wasn't exactly an instant success. He wasn't even a success -- he was more of a flop.
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In the game, Green was whistled for a false start and then jammed at the line, although he was fortunate enough to be the victim of pass interference. Those were his measly contributions to the exhibition game.
Afterwards, Green said, "I like my future in basketball a little better." Smart choice: The following basketball season, he was named the Big Ten Player of the Year. And even though he was drafted in the second round, he continued to progress and realize his full potential as a two-way NBA star.
Good thing that spring game went so terribly.