Gurley's real dream was to star on the hardwood, not the gridiron
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Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley surely has few regrets about his chosen profession after winning Offensive Player of the Year and securing a four-year, $60-million extension in July. In another lifetime, however, Gurley would be starring in the NBA.

Gurley spoke to GQ's Kevin Nguyen about his penchant for hurdling defenders, but revealed that he would've rather played basketball if he was equally proficient at raining threes as he is as at dashing through the open field.

"I always did football, man. I played basketball. That's everyone's real dream, but that didn't work out too well," Gurley said.

Asked if he could hypothetically transfer his football skills and become a basketball player, Gurley responded "oh yeah, most definitely."

It's certainly an intriguing response from one of the NFL's most exciting players. However, Gurley can take solace in being the engine behind a genuine Super Bowl contender and set his sights on winning Offensive Player of the Year for a second consecutive year.

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