LeBron James is not ready to give people a reason to talk about him and Kobe Bryant. The Lakers’ great win over the San Antonio Spurs is a much better topic, and Kobe Bryant should better pay attention to that. What about Kevin Durant?
The whole thing started when Kobe Bryant made a statement that was later twisted and turned over. Kevin Durant and Magic Johnson had comments on this one, too.
Durant’s words were really heavy. He said that playing with LeBron James is toxic. But, LeBron did not pay much attention to that.
“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. 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,” he said.
Durant made his comments during an interview with Bleacher Report’s Ric Bucher.
“Kevin Love, he had to totally change his game to fit, to be a shooter. Which, I think, he deserves way more credit for switching his game. Bosh, same way. LeBron is a player that needs to play with guys that already know how they play the game—and shooters. Like, young players that are still developing, it’s always going to be hard because he demands the ball so much, he demands control of the offense and he creates for everybody,” Durant said.
“So much hype comes from being around LeBron from other people. He has so many fanboys in the media. Even the beat writers just fawn over him. I’m like, we’re playing basketball here, and it’s not even about basketball at certain points. So I get why anyone wouldn’t want to be in that environment because it’s toxic. Especially when the attention is bullshit attention, fluff. 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. Just get out of the way and let us play basketball.”