John Madden, LeBron James and Brett Favre

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Madden On LeBron James, Brett Favre and Picks For 100 Best NFL Players of All Time

KCBS Radio Morning News
May 15, 2018 - 2:16 pm

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS RADIO) - LeBron James showed off his incredible memory Sunday by giving a detailed play-by-play recount of part of Sunday's game between the Cavaliers and the Celtics in response to a reporter's question.

In his regular Monday morning interview on KCBS Radio, former Oakland Raiders Head Coach and NFL Hall of Famer John Madden weighed in on the level of focus professional athletes bring to the game. Madden also previewed some of his picks for the 100 Best NFL Players of All Time, saying he's going through the list and checking it twice to make sure he doesn't leave anyone off of it - and because if you're going to put together a list like that, "you can't spell anyone's name wrong".

Madden also debates whether Brett Favre makes the cut for 16 best quarterbacks of all time. And responding to this morning's decision by the Supreme Court allowing states to set the rules of sports gambling, Madden says leagues have to be extremely careful because "we in sports can overcome most things if we just stay with it -scandals and so on - but the one thing that could take your sport down is gambling."