Kevin Durant and LeBron James may be facing off in the NBA Finals, but they have teamed up before.
Beside winning gold medals together at the last two Olympics, KD and LeBron reportedly linked up for a rap song in 2011.
In between workouts when Durant visited James in Akron, Ohio, the two NBA superstars spent time writing and recording a track, according to ESPN. KD started and finished a three-part song, ESPN reported, and ‘Bron filled in the middle verse — over instrumentals provided by Durant, who produces beats in his free time.
The song’s title, theme and whereabouts are unknown. Both players confirmed its existence before bursting into laughter, ESPN reported, and the song is not set for public release.
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“I heard the track years ago during post production for ‘Thunderstruck,’” agent Eric Goodwin, who executive produced that movie and once represented both Durant and James, told ESPN. “It was very good. I suggested submitting it to Warner Brothers for the movie soundtrack, but KD wanted to keep it private.”
That didn’t stop social media from speculating on its contents or proposing potential releases…
— Jon Bois (@jon_bois) June 5, 2017
LeBron and KD apparently spit bars and recorded a song back in 2011.
KD needs to release the track as he gets Finals MVP if he wins it all.
— 12up (@12upSport) June 5, 2017
Better question, who do you think tries to sings on the track? KD or LeBron?
— Daniel Dudley (@DDisBORED) June 5, 2017
Durant and James also played each other in the 2012 Finals, when KD played for the Thunder and James for the Heat. That time LBJ took home the NBA title, but Durant and the Warriors are up 2-0 on James’ Cavaliers in the 2017 Finals.