Is this really a truth bomb? Stephen A. Smith seems to have a new favorite player. LeBron James may not like all the Kevin Durant drama Smith created in his latest rant.
Smith is convinced that the Brooklyn Nets look like the ultimate favorites to win the title because they have KD. He also likes their roster and all the offseason moves.
But, the Los Angeles Lakers did an incredible job, too. They traded Kyle Kuzma, Montrezl Harrell, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, and the No.22 pick to get Russell Westbrook from the Washington Wizards. LeBron will be working with a great group of players. Carmelo Anthony, Trevor Ariza, Kendrick Nunn and a few others will get the chance to win a ring. LA lost Alex Caruso, Dennis Schroder, and Andre Drummond in free agency. Caruso inked a good deal with the Chicago Bulls, but Schroder didn’t have much luck. He turned down the $84 million offer only to ink a one-year deal worth $5.9 million. How crazy is that?
LeBron James is better than Kevin Durant
Let’s go back to Smith and his new idol.
Smith went on Twitter to pick the Nets to win over Los Angeles in a seven-game series. According to him, KD is the best player in the NBA at the moment. He likes the veteran’s scoring and improved defense. I guess LeBron and Giannis Antetokounmpo’s fans won’t like any of this. We know who the best player in the NBA is.
The Lakers added enough veteran power to boost their roster. Wayne Ellington, Malik Monk, and Kent Bazemore seem to be good additions to the team. Dwight Howard returned to LA to get his championship parade.
The Nets have a strong Big 3 at the moment. KD is joining forces with Kyrie Irving and James Harden. Patty Mills signed with the Nets in free agency. Blake Griffin re-signed with the team. Brooklyn has enough depth right now but this doesn’t make them any better than LeBron’s Lakers.
The Nets look younger at this point but veterans can do incredible things on the floor.