Tip-Off for 9/12/12 (featuring Talib Kweli): LeBron James and Kevin Durant: What’s a little workout between friends?
The NBA has changed over the years and so have the off-season training methods. Summer Pro Leagues aren’t what they used to be (not in Philly anyway) so players work out among themselves or as a group at sporting clubs around the country.
The only thing standing between Kevin Durant and the NBA Championship is LeBron James. Durant and James have worked out together for a couple of weeks feverishly pushing one another for an NBA Finals rematch.
As the saying goes “Iron sharpens iron”. Two of the most durable tools in the box are working to improve one another while bonding at the same time.
Depending who you ask the idea of LeBron James and Kevin Durant working out together goes against the rules of competition since Durant and James are not teammates. Ok Magic didn’t seek out Larry in the summer and MJ wasn’t about to tip anyone anything about his game. So times are different.
This is actually the second consecutive off season both players have worked out together. The two began to bond during the lockout and toured in several exhibition games in that time. Durant proposed that the two workout together and with the help of James’ trainer Mike Mancias an intense regimen was put together for the former and current NBA MVP.
Both credited the workouts with building their ambition to face one another in the NBA Finals. With the sting of the NBA Finals defeat to James and the Miami Heat in five games, Kevin Durant has his daily motivation to get back to the Finals.
Iron sharpens iron.
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