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Former NFL receiver Devin Funchess now is playing pro basketball

Austin Rivers, a former NBA player serving as an ESPN basketball analyst, made the comment this week that 30 NBA players could play in the NFL

Funchess is playing for the Caribbean Storm Llaneros in the Professional Colombia Basketball league (Baloncesto Profesional Colombiano)

He is the first former NFL player to sign a professional basketball contract, per Kassidy Hill of the team website.

Funchess had not picked up a basketball in years for risk of injury, but Holloway convinced Funchess to join him.

That's what all the greats in that sport say: Like, you've got to do it every day; you've got to do it every day and make sure you fall in love with that.

When Funchess was young, he told his grandfather, James Hester, that he wanted to win a Super Bowl, play professional basketball and become a farmer.

In September, he plans to participate in open tryouts with the Los Angeles Clippers' G-league team, the Ontario Clippers, and the Charlotte Hornets' G-league team

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