Brent Grimes is one of the better cornerbacks in the NFL, but according to he and his wife, Miko, in a recent Sports Illustrated profile, he considered hanging it all up for another sport: basketball.

Miko used to play college and professional basketball, and she’s not a fan of the NFL, so she almost convinced Brent—who she says is “really fucking good” at basketball—to make the jump.

In the off-season, though, Brent did consider retiring and trying out for the NBA’s developmental league—or, as Miko puts it, “going to a real league.” Says Brent, “The NFL doesn’t have a cool vibe. They make everyone look the same, with their shoes and socks the same way.” He says that whenever he does retire, he’ll join a bunch of rec basketball leagues, if not the newly branded G League, and he’ll never play any kind of football again.

A lot of this was probably just talk, but Grimes is right that the NFL can learn a lot from the NBA about letting players be individuals. But no matter how good Grimes might be at basketball, he’s probably far better at football—the sport he actually plays professionally.

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Kevin mostly covers college football and college basketball, with an emphasis on NCAA issues and other legal issues in sports. He is also an incoming law student. He's written for SB Nation, USA Today, VICE Sports, The Guardian and The Wall Street Journal, among others. He is a graduate of Northwestern University.