WATCH: Kevin Durant Gets the Touchdown Pass From Former NFL Star Eli Manning

There have been some big names in sport who have represented the city of New York. Notably, the NFL and NBA have been the major contributors. So what happens when two famous athletes come together? Well, Kevin Durant and Eli Manning met up at the MetLife Stadium and even combined for a touchdown.

Durant loves the sport of football. From being involved with fantasy leagues to playing, Durant has done it all. He even played a game of football with LeBron James once. Hence, it is no surprise he went to the MetLife Stadium, the home of the New York Giants.

It was here that he met up with legendary quarterback Eli Manning, who played for the Giants.

Nov 5, 2021; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant (7) pumps his fist during the fourth quarter against the Detroit Pistons at Little Caesars Arena. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

As the two met up, they created a great memory as Manning stepped out of retirement to give another great pass to Durant.

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Kevin Durant gets the touchdown pass from Manning

As the two New York stars met up at the Stadium, Manning took hold of the football. After the conversation, Durant took his position while Manning brought back his quarterback self and scanned for the best pace. Then, the quarterback launched the pass into the end zone and the ‘Slim Reaper’ successfully completed the catch.

Words I never thought I would say:

Eli Manning throws Kevin Durant a touchdown @EliManning @KDTrey5

(via @richkleiman) pic.twitter.com/2Z0SiHnFFc

— Overtime (@overtime) December 9, 2021

 

It was a great sight to see two New York legends get on the field together, let alone combine for a touchdown pass. Surprisingly, Durant believes he could have been in the NFL if he chose to play. He said he could have been a wide receiver given his tall stature and ability to run all the routes.

If Durant did choose to be a wide receiver and make it to football, Manning and he would have been best of friends. During his professional career, Manning paired up with one of the best wide receivers in Odell Beckham Jr with the New York Giants. Being a talented quarterback of the Manning family, he and Odell became one of the best pairs in the NFL.

The duo played in 59 games together. In that time, the two combined for 44 touchdowns. Odell caught 390 catches for a total of 5476 yards with Eli as the quarterback force. However, despite being such a force, the duo always fell short in the playoffs and couldn’t win a Super Bowl together.

Now, Odell continues his career with the LA Rams while Manning hung his gloves in 2010.

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