Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back, and hero of the postseason, Leonard Fournette has been working out with one of the “next big things” in the NBA, Memphis Grizzlies point guard Ja Morant as seen on video per Bleacher Report’s Twitter account.
In one way or another, professional atheltes are freaks of nature. When it comes to the combination of size and athleticism, the athletes of the NFL and NBA are the cream of ht crop in this regard. Real recognize real, as the saying goes, so it isn’t exactly uncommon for these pinaccles of the human body to trade secrets and train together during their respective offseasons. Fournette and Morant are no different.
Bleacher Report was able of to snipe a clip of the training session and can be seen here:
While these athletes are among the many at the peak of physical health in their sports, they both also stand out in their own ways. Professional football players are known for their size and strength. Fournette, at 6-feet and 228-pounds, is big for a running back, and posses great speed to compliment that size as well as the expected strength. In the NBA, height and leaping ability reign supreme, and while Morant May lack the size, he possesses the leaping ability and natural athleticism in spades.
It’s interesting that these two athletes would link up for training, but it also makes sense when you realize how they’re off the charts in certain areas as it pertains to their respective sports and positions. While it may not mean much, Fournette working out with a star point guard in the NBA shows that Lombardi Lenny/Playoff Lenny/whatever nickname you choose that properly fits his playoff accolades, is committed to his late season success carrying over into the 2021 regular season. Leonard Fournette has found his groove and is in for a big 2021 and beyond for the Buccaneers.