Kobe, Shaq situation compared to Kevin Durant decision
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Kobe, Shaq situation compared to Kevin Durant decision

There has been no shortage of reaction to the news of Kevin Durant‘s decision to join the Golden State Warriors. While some applaud the decision, others see it as an easy way out. After all, Durant is joining an already stacked championship team. Also, it’s the same team that beat him and the Oklahoma City Thunder in the Western Conference Finals just two months ago. Because of that, the decision has been called “cowardly.” Harsh.

ESPN personality Stephen A. Smith used that word and then some, when expressing his “digust” with Durant’s decision. Calling it “the weakest move I’ve ever seen by a superstar.” Many have found issue with Smith’s comments, and R&B singer Tank, took to instagram with a response to Smith.


Tank followed that post with a very interesting comparison involving Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’neal. Two legends that Stephen A. Smith has always shown the utmost respect. Although Tank specializes in music, he obviously knows his history. Karl Malone and Gary Payton joined Shaquille and Kobe as members of the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2003-04 season. Even though Payton and Malone were supposed to make the Lakers a “super team”, they lost to the Detroit Pistons in the 2004 NBA finals.


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