The Brooklyn Nets may have to worry about losing their best player to… the gridiron? Apparently so. Kevin Durant spent some time with two-time Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning at MetLife Stadium, and he got to have a taste of what life would be like if he played in the NFL and not the NBA.
Durant is from Prince George’s County in Maryland, right outside of Washington, D.C. He’s an avid fan of the Washington Football Team, but he went behind enemy lines and ventured over to East Rutherford, N.J. WFT shouldn’t have anything to worry about, though. The Giants are 4-8 and in last place in the NFC East, while Washington is 6-6 and on a four-game win streak.
Maybe Dave Gettleman helped to lure KD to MetLife so that he could try to persuade the two-time NBA champion away from the Nets. Crazier things have happened, after all, remember Michael Jordan’s stint with the White Sox?
Durant can now say that he’s caught a touchdown pass from Manning, who retired in 2020 after spending 16 seasons with New York.
Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant catches TD pass from Eli Manning.
It’s good to see KD enjoying his time outside of basketball. He’s averaging 28.4 points per game, the most in the league, and is shooting 52.9% from the field. The Nets are 17-8 and in first place in the Eastern Conference behind Durant’s heroics.
KD deserved to step away and take a breather, even if it meant that he had to sit his loyalty aside to hang out with a Giants legend.
To be fair, Durant was with his business partner, Rich Kleinman. The two founded Thirty Five Ventures together, a startup that invests in tech companies. KD is a man of many trades, which is what brought him to New Jersey. He and Kleinman were guests on The Eli Manning Show.
Did we see Durant with a #1 Giants jersey in his hands? Good thing KD signed an extension during the offseason, or else Brooklyn may have to be worried.
If you’re reading this, Taylor Heinicke, it’s your turn to invite Durant to FedEx Field so that he can catch a touchdown pass from you.