To no one’s real surprise, LeBron James and his team aptly named ‘Team Bron’ downed Kevin Durant and his team 70-63.
No it was not the Patriots vs Packers, although the score might suggest is was completely defense-less, the game was said to be of great excitement and we saw plenty of both superstars.
The NBA players involved were asked to sign a waiver before the game, pushing those watching to the very edge of their seats in hope that neither James, nor Durant would suffer an injury that would put prolong their basketball-less breaks.
LeBron had two interceptions in the game, the first he returned for a touchdown and the lattercoming in the final seconds to ensure victory. Sounds pretty clutch to me. He also had a first half offensive touchdown.
Kevin Durant also had a pick six, but otherwise was largely overshadowed by the home town kid.
James said at half time he wanted his team to win by 21 points, but Durant’s side pulled their way back into the game in the second half only for LeBron to seal the win with an interception.
This will likely close the LeBron James, NFL hysteria that clouded a significant portion of the offseason. James initially was asking John Clayton when the final date for signing NFL free agents was, which prompted Pete Carroll, Seahawks head coach, to start tweeting his teams interest in James, to the point of sending him a photo of what his Seahawks jersey might look like.
It would have been cool to see him in the NFL. But it’s certainly cooler to have the NBA back again.