Lakers! LeBron James wants more context before responding to Kevin Durant's remarks

07 December, 2018, 11:16 | Author: Suzanne Horton
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Bosh, same way. LeBron is a player that needs to play with guys that already know how they play the game - and shooters. A lot of young players are developing that skill.

The Lakers are 15-9 this season and James is averaging 28.4 points, 7.6 rebounds and 6.6 assists.

After his short stint in Houston, Carmelo Anthony has been given the status of league pariah and it seems as though LeBron could be reaching out to undermine that narrative. Or help men in the next phase of their lives as basketball players.

However, the most stinging criticism of all likely came from Durant, who argued that playing in the same environment as the four-time MVP is "toxic", both on and off the court.

But while Durant says he'd love to potentially be involved in some kind of National Basketball Association ownership, he won't be holding out for such an opportunity to arrive.

"So I get why anyone wouldn't want to be in that environment because it's toxic". Especially when the attention is bullsh*t attention, fluff. He can't be traded until at least December 15, and sources said there had been no request made by James to Lakers president Magic Johnson or general manager Rob Pelinka to make a deal for his friend.


"So, I went outside the agent network, and asked Source No. 3: someone who works in an unrelated industry but has long-standing connections to Rich Paul and LeBron James", he explained. It's not LeBron's fault at all; it's just the fact you have so many groupies in the media that love to hang on every word.

"It depends on what kind of player you are", Durant said.

"There's decisions to be made, there's still so much more basketball to be played, KD, Kawhi, all these guys who are going to be free agents, their mindsets are going to be totally different six months from now".

Durant said many players have to alter the way they play to be teammates of James.

Lakers coach Luke Walton said he didn't read the Bleacher Report story but defended James, calling him an "incredible teammate".

"I think the business side of it is obviously really fascinating to me", he said. "He's a victor and he's an incredible player and he's unselfish".

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