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TBT: That Time LeBron & Kevin Durant Played Flag Football At The University Of Akron

You can watch the whole game on this YouTube channel

If you remember back in 2011 during the NBA lockout, LeBron and Kevin Durant were working out together in Akron and once played a flag football game at Akron’s indoor facility.

I remember watching this live on an Internet stream and thinking this was the coolest thing ever (even though it was in 2011 and that was peak hatred for LeBron for us in Cleveland). Seeing LeBron with that pick six just reaffirmed the thought that he would be an absolute beast in football.

There’s really no rhyme or reason to this post other than I went down a rabbit hole last night of trying to find LeBron James high school football clips. After reading this column by Ben Axelrod about the college football recruitment of LeBron, my interest was piqued and I ventured to YouTube to find some clips of him on the gridiron. The clips above and this clip were really the only ones I could find:

Why are these the only clips of LeBron playing football on the Internet? That seems like something that people in the media and bloggers (me, kinda) would go crazy for. There’s basically a highlight reel for every high school football player ever. Why not have one for the best basketball player on the planet who was an All Ohio wide receiver that was getting recruited by Ohio State, Alabama, Miami, or Notre Dame? This, to me, is one of the biggest travesties of the entire Internet.

If someone finds some footage of LeBron playing football, let me know.


Last night was not a good night to be walking

From Cleveland.com:

“AKRON, Ohio — A 36-year-old man was hit in the head with a brick early Friday while walking his dog.

The man told police he was walking about 2:15 a.m. on Inman Street near Davies Avenue when two men approached him and asked for a cigarette.

The man refused. One of the men grabbed a brick and hit the man in the head. The man told police he fought the two men and they eventually ran away. 

In a separate incident earlier in the night, a 44-year-old man was stabbed in the chest by someone who asked him for a lighter.

The man was walking home about 10:30 p.m. on Owen Avenue at West Crosier Street when another man approached him. The 44-year-old man went to give the man a lighter, when the man stabbed him in the chest, according to police reports.”

Here’s an idea, first guy: how about not walking your dog at 2:15 in the morning? Think that may have been the play here. I don’t know Akron too well but if I’m in an area where there’s even the slightest chance of my head meeting a brick walking outside that late, I’m tossing my pup in the bathtub and dealing with the consequences later.

Also, my man’s gotta be better on his feet. The streets probably weren’t flooded with people at that time of night so I’m betting there’s a good chance he saw these dudes coming.  You gotta bob when they weave. Start cutting through people’s yards. Find a garage that’s open. Christ, walk into a house if you have to. I’ve taken some outlandish detours to avoid interactions with other human beings. If you see the homeless man talking to himself and he looks like he could be armed, you take a lap. We’ve all done it. I do it in grocery stores constantly with people I don’t feel like making small talk with. Just swing back and get  your produce later.

The 44-year-old got it rough though. There’s just no getting around it. It was only 10:30, he’s thinking hey sure I’ll be a good guy and give this gentleman a lightohhhhhhhh shit I’m stabbed. What would the guy have done if he said no? There’s no bobbing and weaving a switchblade to the sternum.

These two stories I was fine joking about because both guys were okay, but there was a third walking-related incident that didn’t end so hot:

From Cleveland.com:

“CLEVELAND, Ohio – A 31-year-old man was shot and killed late Thursday in Cleveland’s South Broadway neighborhood, police said.
The man was shot as he walked home from another house where he was watching TV with friends, police said.

His friends heard gunfire after he left. They found him in a nearby yard with multiple gunshot wounds to his legs and abdomen.

Nobody witnessed the shooting, officials said.

The killing is Cleveland’s 109th homicide this year.”

I know we don’t have all the details, but walking home from watching TV with your friends just isn’t how someone should go. 109 homicides this year. Per newsnet5.com, that’s the highest rate since 2009 when there were 120. Not a good look guys. Not a good look at all.


Akron woman asks for a kiss, then robs 47-year-old man


From Cleveland.com:

“AKRON, Ohio — An Akron woman working with three masked gunmen distracted a 47-year-old man by asking for a kiss shortly before the group robbed him, according to police.

Katie Cozart, 20, is charged with aggravated robbery and aggravated burglary. She is expected to appear Monday in Akron Municipal Court.

Cozart was drinking with two men Aug. 24 at the the 47-year-old man’s apartment in the 1300 block of Goodyear Boulevard. A 65-year-old man left to buy cigarettes.

Cozart, who had been texting someone throughout the night, walked outside and asked the victim for a kiss.

The man went in for a kiss and the three robbers surrounded him. They demanded to know where he kept his money, according to police reports.

The gunmen forced the man and Cozart back into the apartment and ordered them to the ground. The trio stole the man’s PlayStation, cellphone and $100. They ransacked the apartment before driving off in a BMW, according to police reports.”

A woman will make a man do crazy things. Just look at that mugshot. Buzz, your girlfriend.

This weirdo definitely had it coming for having a 20-year-old over his house to drink, let alone leaning in for a peck. That’s for sure. But you always hate to see the PlayStation get involved. Take my eyes but not the PS4.

Overall, net loss for the criminals here. Little weird that the getaway car for this two-bit stickup was a beamer but it makes the end of the story SO much better:

“The 65-year-old man drove on South Goodkirk Street about 80 miles per hour in a 35 zone. He side-swiped two cars at the intersection of East Buchtel Avenue and hit a curb, launching the car into the air.

The car hit a tree in mid-air and flipped upside down, according to police reports. Both men were taken to Akron City Hospital.”


PS Tried to snoop this girl’s Facebook after I saw it mentioned in the comments section…couldn’t find it, but this picture popped up when I searched her and it’s weirdly accurate