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This offseason, Shutdown Corner will travel down memory lane with a series of stories presenting some interesting and sometimes forgotten stories from the NFL's past. Join us as we relive some of the greatest and craziest moments in the sport's history. There was a lot of talk amid the Cleveland Cavaliers’ run to an NBA title about LeBron James’ greatness, and it even leaked over into his athletic versatility — and just how good an NFL player the former high-school receiver might be. Fascinating discussion, but thankfully, James stuck with hoops. He’s pretty good at that. But with the NBA draft upon us , it brings up a really interesting fact as it relates to the NFL: There have been shockingly few crossovers in football and basketball, at least in the professional ranks. [ Yahoo Fantasy Football is open for the 2016 season. Sign up now ] Just recently, we had former NBA dunk champ Nate Robinson — the former Apple Cup hero who played cornerback at Washington — try out for the Seattle Seahawks, who are passing for now . Although Robinson claimed to want to be the first player to play in both sports, we believe he’s wrong on that fact.