McNabb, T.O. hitting court for Spike TV

Updated: March 9, 2010, 10:18 AM ET
Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA -- Donovan McNabb will be throwing passes to Terrell Owens again.

McNabb and Owens are teaming up on a basketball court instead of a football field in the new season of Spike TV's "Pros vs. Joes." The episode features NFL players that played college basketball against former NBA stars.

McNabb (Syracuse), Owens (Tennessee-Chattanooga) and Antonio Gates (Kent State) will face Hakeem Olajuwon, Kenny Smith and Rick Fox.

T.O. helped McNabb and the Philadelphia Eagles reach the Super Bowl in 2004, but a feud ended their relationship and Owens was cut midway through the '05 season.

Owens is a free agent after spending last year with Buffalo. He caught 55 passes for 829 yards and five touchdowns in his only season with the Bills. Owens played three seasons with Dallas after he was released by Philadelphia.

McNabb has been the subject of trade rumors since the Eagles lost to the Cowboys in the first round of the playoffs. He's led Philadelphia to five NFC championship games and one Super Bowl in 11 seasons.

After the Eagles lost their third straight conference title game in 2003, McNabb lobbied hard to bring Owens to Philadelphia.

The duo combined for an electrifying season. McNabb had a career year and Owens put up prolific numbers before he broke his ankle in late December. Owens returned to play in Philadelphia's loss to New England in the Super Bowl.

Shortly afterward, Owens demanded a new contract, criticized management and ripped McNabb. They've spoken a few times since and have seemingly patched up their differences.


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