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Here's how it all began. Sports Illustrated notes this is "a game that runners like to play:" people love to speculate just how fast athletes can run a mile.

Gladwell, author of "The Tipping Point" and "Outliers," is also a running nerd and chimed in.

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Then someone suggested Gladwell race LeBron James.

Gladwell was totally down for the idea.

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Oh, he's for real, and would give all the proceeds to a worthy charity.

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Many are asking what Malcolm is smoking, though. James is a legendary athlete who literally runs for a living.

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Others think Gladwell could actually do it.

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#TeamJames says that's ridiculous.

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Others think LeBron could do it, but he would have to train to beat Gladwell.

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But this is King James we're talking about! He would crush!

Let's be honest, we would all pay good money to watch this go down.

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