BRIAN MAHONEY
AP Basketball Writer

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June 23, 2012
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A short NBA Finals, and perhaps a lengthy rivalry

MIAMI (AP) - Workout partners, NBA Finals foes, and in a few weeks, Olympic teammates.

LeBron James and Kevin Durant were together from the delayed start to the quick finish of this shortened NBA season, sharing a lengthy embrace moments after James' championship chase was finally complete.

Humbled last year in his first attempt in Miami, James allowed himself only a couple of weeks off before returning to the gym. He invited Durant to join him, not realizing they would be on a much bigger stage than his Ohio home so quickly.

"I envisioned it, but I didn't know it …

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