LeBron James and Kevin Durant are currently in a heated battle at the small forward spot in this year's NBA Finals, and at least on the court, these two are the fiercest of rivals. But off the court, it seems to be a different story.
It's been revealed that LeBron and KD have written and recorded a secret rap track all the way back in 2011, when Durant visited James in Ohio for a workout session during the 2011 lockout. It was reported that Durant sang the first and third verses, while LeBron went in on the second first. It's also reported that KD recorded the instrumentals for the track.
Via Chris Haynes of 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.
When approached about its existence, James and Durant, to a moderate extent, confirmed that there is such a track before bursting out into laughter without further comment. There are no current plans to release the song to the public."
Despite what Haynes said about the track not being released to the public, a small portion of the track has been recently uploaded to Twitter. Take a listen for yourself:
The clip is extremely short, but you can tell it's Kevin's and LeBron's voices.
Durant: “Every hater all the same/I’m feeling like the world is Skip Bayless and I’m LeBron James.”
James: “It ain’t easy, on the path I’m on/But put the world on my back ’cause I’m that strong/Long journey I been on from the very start/No way I die off, with this iron heart.”
The Twitter account in question, Spider Studios, a Cleveland-based recording studio, promised to release the full track if the tweet got 1 million retweets, so get retweeting.