He probably has the skills, but succeeding in NYC is tough. The fans there have no patience, which fact may cause him to fail when he may have done great somewhere else - like San Diego.
Tony Gonzales (as you must know) and Ricky Dudley both played college hoops. NBAers? I can't think of any, but I think a lot of them could make the switch. Kobe and LeBron would make killer WRs or TEs (with some bulk added). Allen Iverson would be a great scrambling QB or a WR (I think he was a Virginia all-state QB in high school).