LeBron James and Kevin Durant may be foes on the court as the two compete for an NBA title, but off the court, the two reportedly share a rap song. ESPN’s Chris Haynes did the lord’s work in uncovering the news that James and Durant teamed up to record a secret track during the 2011 NBA lockout.
Both players are music junkies, and in between workouts they decided to kill some time by writing their own lyrics and heading to the booth, sources told ESPN.
One person who has heard the song says he recalls Durant rapping the first verse, James hopping on for the second and then Durant finishing it off.
The song's title and theme are unknown, as are its whereabouts. Durant, who produces beats in his spare time, is believed to have provided the instrumentals.
According to those who have heard the song, including Durant’s former marketing manager Nate Jones (who works with Damian Lillard, another hooper with a love for rap), the song is pretty hot.
A snippet of the song emerged on Twitter late Sunday night:
I doubt the rest of this song will ever see the light of day, and if it does I wouldn’t be surprised if there was an ensuing legal battle, but I’m really interested in hearing it. I don’t think LeBron sounded that bad.
Here’s what else happened on Monday:
- Bryan Colangelo says the Sixers are still considering “six or seven players” with the third overall pick
Colangelo confirmed Sunday’s report that Korkmaz will indeed be traveling to Philadelphia to meet with coaches and his potential future teammates. The Turkish Basketball Federation is hoping that Korkmaz will compete in the team’s upcoming under-20 competition, while Colangelo would rather he join the Sixers for summer league. A decision should be made some time after the visit.
Scotto is reporting that the Sixers, Brooklyn Nets and Dallas Mavericks have all expressed interest in bringing Jan Vesely back to the NBA. Vesely was the sixth overall pick by the Washington Wizards in 2011, and flamed out of the league in just four years. Vesely joined Turkish club Fenerbache in 2014, and was a big factor in the team’s championship run in Euroleague. Vesely averaged 10.1 points and 4.7 rebounds across all competitions this season.
Kennedy talks to a handful of anonymous NBA players about how they decided on who will represent them in contract negotiations.
His selection for the Sixers is a tad bit different than the consensus top players. He’s caught up in the fit vs. best player available debate.