On Thursday night, the 39-year-old asserted he could have done more than that. Moss said that not only could he have played in the NBA, he would have been a star averaging more than 20 points per game at his peak.
After saying he could average 10 points and five rebounds right now, Inside the NBA's Charles Barkley asked how the former Minnesota Vikings and New England Patriots star would have fared in his prime.
“Me, personally, I think I could’ve been in the 20s, and that’s being real serious," Moss said. "I love the game. I love basketball.” He compared his game to Latrell Sprewell's.
.@KGArea21 is going to be, "Straight Cash Homie" all night!
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) January 20, 2017
That proclamation isn't as crazy as it sounds.
In high school, Moss was named the West Virginia basketball Player of the Year in 1992 and 1993. He and point guard Jason Williams, who would go on to win an NBA championship with the Miami Heat, led Dupont High School to the state finals in 1994, when Williams was dubbed the state player of the year. Check out these highlights of the pair playing together back then.
As good as the 6'4" Moss was, he says he'd still play football if he could do it all over again, unlike Bo Jackson.
“No, because I still love the game … I think the love of the game develops in your youth, and then as you grow older, you continue to love the game," Moss said. "I’ve had the love of the game ever since I was six years old.”
— KG's Area 21 (@KGArea21) January 20, 2017