Audio: LeBron James and Kevin Durant Rap Leaked, and It Doesn’t Sound Horrible

The Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James and the Golden State Warriors’ Kevin Durant (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

In 2011, Kevin Durant and LeBron James weren’t bitter rivals—in fact, I doubt they are now, but they are currently competing against each other for world domination in the NBA Finals—and they secretly collaborated on a rap that doesn’t appear to be half bad.

They’re both huge rap fans; in fact, King James is rumored to have been the impetus behind Drake’s “Forever,” featuring Kanye West, Lil Wayne and Eminem, which was part of the soundtrack for LeBron’s documentary More Than a Game. And KD has deep roots in this rap game, having worked with baller-turned-rapper Dave East.


Here’s footage of KD in a rundown basement studio with East because although KD was a millionaire at the time of this recording, nothing says “street” like rapping in an unfinished basement:

Recently, word got out that the two NBA greats collabbed on a track, and within hours, not only was that rumor confirmed, but Ohio’s Spider Studio released a snippet of the track on its Twitter page. The sound bite only included one line from each guy, but if the tweet is retweeted 1 million times, the studio will release the entire song. Check the snippet below:

Also, never forget this:

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Stephen A. Crockett Jr.

Senior Editor @ The Root, boxes outside my weight class, when they go low, you go lower.