In the latest episode of The Eli Manning Show, presented by Dunkin', Eli and co-host Shaun O'Hara welcomed in Brooklyn Nets superstar Kevin Durant and his business partner Rich Kleiman of 35 Ventures.
Durant was born in Washington D.C. before being raised right outside the nation's capital in Prince George's County, Maryland. He would go on to play most of his high school basketball in Maryland before playing his college ball at the University of Texas.
While Durant may have grown up rooting for a certain division rival of the Giants, Manning would not let that deter him from attempting to convince the 6-foot-10 NBA star to switch over to Big Blue.
"KD, obviously you grew up in Washington, so I heard you are a Washington Football Fan," said the former Giants quarterback. "We brought you here today into MetLife Stadium, home of the Giants, we're trying to convert you. I know you're in Brooklyn now, you're playing (for the Nets), is there any chance we can turn you into a Giants fan? I know Rich is a Giants fan."
To that, Durant joking replied, "Absolutely not. I probably shouldn't have even agreed to be on this show."
The group would go on to discuss the business strategies of Durant, Kleiman and 35 Ventures, along with the seven different Nets uniforms the team has worn since he signed in Brooklyn. Manning and Durant also went head-to-head in an intense game of Pop-A-Shot, a contest that Manning surprisingly almost emerged victorious.
Finally, the two-time NBA Finals MVP would take the field at MetLife Stadium to catch a touchdown pass from the two-time Super Bowl MVP.
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