So, When Will Brandon Marshall Join the Heat?

Last August, Miami Dolphins wide receiver Brandon Marshall said he'd pursue an NBA career if there was an NFL lockout. Well, the lockout is here. Chad Ochocinco has already made plans to join a Major League soccer team, and one member of the Cowboys has returned to arena football. So, Marshall, how's your three-point game? The Heat could use some help.

"My first team will be the Nuggets, and my second team will be the Heat -- I'm serious," Marshall told ESPN in August.

Marshall, the highest-paid receiver in the NFL, lettered in basketball in high school and has remained a basketball fan. He thinks his skills are good enough that he could play shooting guard for an NBA team.

"There's not going to be any football," Marshall predicted. "If there's a lockout, I have to find a job. I figure the Nuggets will be a better choice because of the welcome-home cheer I'll get -- a couple of boos at first. I'm gonna get with a basketball coach and get to work, prepare for the lockout."

"I've seen him jump -- he's not playing basketball," coach Tony Sparano deadpanned when asked about Marshall's NBA dreams.

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Kyle Munzenrieder