LeBron James won’t bite the bullet on Kevin Durant’s comments on free agents joining him
The rivalry between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers has clearly ended, as evidenced by Wednesday’s rout at The Q — yet the rivalry between between Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James and Kevin Durant is very much alive, as the two rub elbows for the title of the NBA’s best player.
Durant recently was quoted saying NBA stars no longer see the appeal of teaming up with James, given how much of their game they would have to surrender in order to make out a winning proposition.
James read Durant’s comments, however he didn’t issue a response to them, given that he didn’t know what had prompted Durant’s answers — urging he won’t fall for the old reactionary trick.
“I would love to see the whole transcript of what was asked of him, the context it was asked of him, why it was asked and the whole thing,” LeBron James told reporters after a 121-113 win over the San Antonio Spurs, according to ESPN’s Dave McMenamin. “So I’m not gonna comment on it because I don’t know the whole thing. That would be stupid on my part. I’m a veteran.”
Durant clarified that it makes sense for a role player to join James, as it would only amplify his set of skills, while a star player like Kawhi Leonard would have more to lose than to gain, given that his skill set matches that of James in many ways.
James however is taking the right route, avoiding any controversy regarding this eye-opening topic that has left many wondering just how the tide has turned this late in his career.