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article imageKevin Durant plays flag football, LeBron challenges KD

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By Armando Tamayo
Nov 2, 2011 in Sports
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Two-time NBA scoring champion Kevin Durant was ready to play some flag football. The Oklahoma City Thunder forward suited up for the Oklahoma State University on Monday night after he tweeted he was interested to play for OSU.
With the ongoing NBA lockout dragging and no labor deal imminent, Kevin Durant knew how he can get busy in an extended NBA off season.
With most of his basketball peers probably dressed up in Halloween costumes for some Halloween costume party, Durant tweeted on Monday: "The lockout is really boring ...anybody playing flag football in Okc..I need to run around or something!".
Oklahoma State University students and fans responded with an invitation for him to come and play in an evening game at Stillwater, Oklahoma. Durant later tweeted that he made three interceptions and four touchdowns for a victory for OSU fraternity team.
In a post on Oklahoma State Sports Blog, Pistol Firing: "He (Durant) also drew a police escort as his massive blacked-out van pulled away following the game, but that's also par for the course on some of Sigma Nu's wilder nights."
On Tuesday, LeBron James posted a tweet for Durant if he would be interested in having a game between his own team in Akron, Ohio and Kevin Durant's Team in Oklahoma State. "Team KD35 vs Team King James do I hear? Flag football." Durant responded back that it's a done deal and the date will be set soon.
James expressed interest in October on signing up as a free agent on NFL, asking ESPN analyst John Clayton: "When is the deadline for a team to sign a free agent?". James once played football when he was high school at St.Vincent-St.Mary's where he played as a wide receiver.
NBA games throughout November have been cancelled by NBA commissioner David Stern, after the player union and league owners failed to reach a compromise to end the lockout. The 2011-12 NBA regular season would have started Nov.1, Tuesday if not for the labor dispute.
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