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Video: LeBron breaks out the Stevie Johnson ‘Plaxico’ celebration


Last night Team LeBron James beat Team Kevin Durant in their flag football game. While the only score that mattered was zero torn ACL’s, it was LeBron’s team that won on the gridiron.

That included him having a pick six where he went with the Stevie Johnson ‘Plaxico’ celebration. Which we bring you now.

Next time we bring you LeBron video, we hope it involves a basketball.

LeBron, Durant flag football game on for Wednesday

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A couple of the NBA’s biggest stars are not letting the end of the NBA lockout get in the way of some good football.

Kevin Durant and LeBron James will face off on the flag football gridiron Wednesday night as planned, reports Iran Winderman of the Sun Sentinel. And you can watch the game for free online.

Yes, at the very time that NBA players are being asked to sign insurance waivers to work at NBA facilities, the Miami Heat forward is following through on his challenge to Durant with a flag-football game Wednesday night in Akron.

The game starts somewhere between 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. Eastern, depending on which site you check. You can watch live by just following this link.

Both LeBron and Durant had some football escapades this summer, which led to a little debate on twitter. Mix in a lockout and some egos and suddenly, you’ve got a game.

If you are looking for Heat president Pat Riley or Thunder GM Sam Presti during the game, they will be at a local church on their knees praying for the knees of their stars.

Warren Sapp says “pretty boy” LeBron not built for NFL


Could LeBron James make it in the NFL?

It’s a moot question, but thanks to this interminable lockout we have time to dwell on moot questions. Pete Carroll told him to come try out and James did practice with a high school team.

LeBron is certainly athletic enough to be a tight end in the NFL — have the quarterback throw high at the back of the end zone and LeBron will get balls nobody else will. But, could he handle the contact? Could he get that tall frame down low and create leverage to block?

Warren Sapp doesn’t think so. As part of the NFL Network’s “No Huddle” show Sapp fell back on the Jordan rip on LeBron, reports the USA Today (via SLAM).

“How about LeBron do one-sixth of what (Michael) Jordan did, let’s see him go win a championship,” Sapp said. “Go do that. Go see if you can conquer your sport before you come over here because them boys on defense, we like pretty boys like that. We want to split them.”

Jalen Rose gave a better football analysis but basically agrees — James wouldn’t want the contact.

“The one thing about football — you can go up for the football — I don’t think his feet’ll hit the ground on the way down because they will take him out. I think that game is too physical, I think it’s too demanding, I think that it’s hard to block defensive ends — it’s more to that job of being a tight end than just running routes.”

Former Saints coach Jim Mora points out one reason defensive backs would like to play against LeBron — fewer fines.

“I know one thing, it’d be hard to get a hit to the head on him.”

LeBron James practices with high school football team

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Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose.

Well, if a high school team had 26-year-old LeBron James suited up, they probably couldn’t lose.

LeBron went Friday Night Lights on Tuesday afternoon, putting on the pads and walking on the practice field at St. Vincent-St. Mary (where he went to high school) and went through part of the practice with the varsity squad. He even tweeted about it.

Fox 8 in Cleveland had details.

Members of the state’s third ranked Division III team were shocked when two-time NBA MVP LeBron James showed up for practice wearing full pads and took part in the late afternoon session.

“I not gonna lie, it was pretty cool to see him out there,” said starting quarterback Kevin Besser….

While James looked like one of the guys, according to Besser, he didn’t play like one.

“He caught everything, he didn’t drop a pass,” the quarterback said. “I probably threw six or seven passes his way and he went up and got everything.”

James was basically wearing the red QB jersey — players were not allowed to tackle him. So, some skinny little high school cornerback could try to jam 6’8”, 250 pound LeBron at the line of scrimmage then just had to keep up with him and stop him from catching passes. Good luck with that.

LeBron did play a little football in high school before concentrating on basketball. Which turned out to be a wise decision. But there are only a handful of players that you see in an NBA locker room and think “that guy has an NFL body.” LeBron is on that list, he looks like a tight end (and potentially a very good one).

Pretty sure he doesn’t have any eligibility left for St. Vincent-St. Mary, though.