Kevin Durant’s comments on NBA superstars taking a pass at the chance of playing alongside LeBron James triggered an avalanche of reactions. Chris Bosh and Tracy McGrady were the first to respond to Durant.
“Kevin knows the game. He’s played with LeBron, actually — they’ve won a gold medal together. Any time you play with great players, you’re going to have to adjust; point blank, period. Even if I was to play with KD, I’m gonna have to change. LeBron is pretty good, so I don’t think it’s worth battling and trying to do more than what you have to do. He’s going to take a lot of the load — yeah, you’re going to have to change your game sometimes, but there’s also aspects to what you can come to him and ask him to change your game,” Chris Bosh said.
Kevin Durant said that not every player can fit alongside the king. Shooters and role players can do well in that positions, but star players can encounter a few problems here. Bosh agreed with Durant’s point of view. Tracy McGrady has a different opinion.
“There is some truth about what KD said, I don’t agree wholeheartedly. I think a player like Kyrie and a bunch of shooters, I think LeBron loves playing with that guy. I think the third guy is the one making the adjustment. I don’t think that if you pair Kawhi with LeBron that he’s gonna have to make an adjustment,” he said.
An Eastern Conference vice president told Ric Bucher of Bleacher Report that King James ‘sucks up all the oxygen in the room.” This was a clear message about the conditions of playing alongside such a great star.
LeBron James was joined by role players after inking his contract with the Lakers. Let’s see if the Lakers will manage to land another star.