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Durant Vs. James Extends To Gridiron

Posted by Stephen Czarda on October 13, 2013 – 2:36 pm

(AP Images)

(AP Images)

Just as Robert Griffin III and Peyton Manning do now, LeBron James and Kevin Durant will dominate top storylines on ESPN shortly after the NFL season ends. You can try to hide, but it’ll be impossible especially with First Take’s obsession with No. 6.

James, a two-time NBA Champion, four-time MVP and Olympic gold medalist, and Durant, a four-time All-Star and three-time NBA scoring champion, have as close as it gets to a modern day Magic vs. Bird rivalry.

Unlike Magic, who’s stayed close to his professional home with his acquisition of the still alive Los Angeles Dodgers, and Larry Bird, returning to his native Indiana to give back to the state that stood by him since day one, James isn’t exactly one to stick to his home as we all know.

Growing up in Akron, Ohio, you’d assume he’d stick with the Cleveland Browns. But that’d be too easy.

Instead some thousand miles away, he decided to call the Dallas Cowboys his team.


Well he also roots for the New York Yankees which is probably the most telling sign.

I wonder when he’ll show up at Joe Louis Arena for a hockey game.

Durant however stuck to his roots.

So while these two continue to duke it out on the hardwood, trading buckets and throwing elbows at each other in the paint, they also stand divided on their football allegiance.

And last I checked James never traveled to enemy territory donning team colors.

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