Monday, March 25, 2013

Photo: Ken Griffey Jr. chats with LeBron James before Magic game

Miami Heat's LeBron James talks with retired baseball player Ken Griffey Jr. as the Heat prepare to play the Orlando Magic in a NBA basketball game in Orlando, Florida

Two of the most gifted athletes of our generation were in attendance at the Amway Center on Monday as the Orlando Magic played host to the surging Miami Heat.

Seen here is retired Reds outfielder Ken Griffey Jr. engaging in conversation with Heat forward LeBron James just before Miami ran their epic winning streak to 27 games with a decisive victory over the Magic.

Griffey, 43, who now makes his home in Orlando, marveled the sporting world for years with his unbelievable combination of speed, power, and flair. He was often referred to as "The Natural" during his playing days because of his instinctive ability and smooth playing style. A 13-time All-Star, the Cincinnati native is a sure bet to enter the National Baseball Hall of Fame one day.

Junior is definitely one person who can relate to James, who people often refer to as a natural, as well. Junior was once at the top of his profession, just as James currently is in the NBA. And like Junior, the 28-year-old James possesses physical tools unmatched by anyone else in his sport.

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