LaDainian Tomlinson Says He’d Choose Hall Of Fame Induction Over Super Bowl Victory

June 26, 2012 12:00 AM
LaDainian Tomlinson Says He’d Choose Hall Of Fame Induction Over Super Bowl Victory
" BOSTON (CBS) — Ask any truly great competitor whether he’d prefer winning championships or earning individual achievements, and almost all of them will tell you they want titles.

But not LaDainian Tomlinson.

The recently retired, future Hall of Famer who’s unquestionably one of the best running backs in NFL history said that if he had the choice to win a Super Bowl or earn a place in Canton, he’d choose enshrinement in the Hall.

“[I'd choose to be] a Hall of Fame player, just because I feel like you gotta sacrifice so much individually just to be good,” he said on NBC Sports Talk. “Now they draft you. Individually, they draft you. So you gotta back them up and make them right. And so I think at the end of the day, even though I didn’t win a Super Bowl, I felt like I backed them up for drafting me. I backed the San Diego Chargers up for picking me with the fifth pick.”

Tomlinson was also asked if he agreed with NBA star Steve Nash’s assessment that he wouldn’t need to win a championship in order to have a fulfilling career.

“I agree with him,” Tomlinson said "

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