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Durant, LeBron Show Love For Redskins

Posted by Andrew Walker on July 16, 2012 – 4:58 pm

Given that they’re in town today for their exhibition contest against Brazil, it’s no surprise that U.S. Olympic Men’s Basketball teammates Kevin Durant and LeBron James are fielding questions about the D.C. sports scene.

But the questions are especially familiar for Durant, who was born in D.C. and has been one of the more visible Washington Redskins fans in recent years.

We’ve written about Durant several times here on the Redskins Blog — such as the time that he released his Nike Zoom KD IIIs in burgundy and gold — but this time Durant was talking about Redskins’ rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III and how he feels the team will fare in 2012, according to an article on WUSA9.com.

When asked about Griffin III, Durant — the star forward for the Oklahoma City Thunder — said he hadn’t yet ran into the 2011 Heisman Trophy winner:

“I’m sure I will run into him somewhere here in D.C.,” Durant said. “But he should know I’m supporting the Redskins — I’m always supporting them — and hopefully he has a great season.”

Durant said he thought the Redskins could make the playoffs in 2012, but added:

“Yeah no doubt — I hope so. I don’t want to jinx my guys,” Durant said with a smile. “But I hope so, that would be pretty cool.”

I’d say James, meanwhile, is a good guy to ask about young phenom athletes. He was asked about rookie superstars Griffin III and Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper:

“They are two of the best young athletes we have today in professional sports,” James said “They are great at what they do, and I wish them the best.”

The U.S. Olympic Men’s Basketball team takes on Brazil today at 8 p.m. at the Verizon Center. The men’s game follows the women’s game featuring the same two nations.

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6 Responses to “Durant, LeBron Show Love For Redskins”

  1. By geemoney713 on Jul 16, 2012 | Reply

    Great job with the picture. Nothing like the Redskins marching band to make you think of Lebron and Durant.

    Maybe one of the pictures from all over the internet with Durant in a Redskins hat would have been better?

  2. By Andrew Walker on Jul 17, 2012 | Reply


    There’s nothing like tooting your own horn. That’s why I put the marching band.

    No, actually, I get your beef with this particular photo for this post — we just generally try to keep things Redskins-related in our photos, and we also can only use photos that we have permission to put on the site.

  3. By Hanna, fan for life on Jul 17, 2012 | Reply


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