Bo Jackson did it. Deion Sanders did it also. And now, here comes Derek Jeter.
The New York Yankees shortstop recently signed a deal with the Los Angeles Lakers to play for them. The move came at a perfect time, since the Yankees have another All-Star shortstop on their roster, Alex Rodriguez.
Jeter can play three positions and is a triple-double threat. In preparing for the potential loss of Kobe Bryant, the Lakers struck a deal with the Yankees to borrow Jeter.
Lakers coach Phil Jackson is already impressed by Jeter's performance on the court. "I need him as much in the winter as Joe Torre needs him in the summer," Jackson said. "We are the New York Yankees of basketball. Maybe we should wear pinstripes on our uniforms."
Torre added, "We'll always have a spot open for Jeter to come back once the Lakers win the NBA Finals. Then with him and A-Rod leading the way, we can win the World Series, too."
Which would mean that Jeter would become the first man to ever win a World Series and NBA Finals in the same year. "If baseball hadn't taken over as my main love, I'd be playing alongside Shaq and Kobe," he said at a press conference at Staples Center. "Derek Fisher told me that he'd even give up his jersey number for me." (Both Dereks wear Number 2.)
Now doesn't Sanders wish he could've won a championship while he was in Atlanta? He did win a Super Bowl in Dallas and San Francisco, but never a World Series. When Sanders was asked how he felt about the possibility of winning a World Series and Super Bowl with the Braves and Falcons, he replied, "It should've been me."