NBA Hall-of-Famer Kevin Garnett has something to say about the dominance LeBron James shows on the basketball court and yes, he didn’t forget to mention Kevin Durant.
LeBron is a true leader of any team he joins. The ball is always in his hands and Garnett does not like this at all. He even insists it is time for a change.
“LeBron and [Kevin Durant], it’s time for them to be spot-up [shooters],” Garnett said in a video previewing an upcoming episode of Showtime Basketball’s “Ticket & The Truth” on August 13. “We now gave the ball to them for ages. This been 20 years…Man, God d***, can they play off the ball once? Can they go in the corner and, now, someone make a play…for them to get a free shot?”
Garnett cannot change the way LeBron and Durant handle the game
LeBron is the best NBA player of all time. His game is sharp and age has nothing on him. The four-time NBA champion is also one of the best passers in the league. Will he embrace a new role in the next few years? Garnett would love to see that.
Durant is one of the very few players who played 900 games and have a 30% usage or higher.
Basketball Reference reported that LeBron had a 33.3% usage rate in 2022-23. It was the fourth-highest mark in his lengthy career and is also the highest usage rate since the 2014-15 season. Here’s the catch. LeBron had a career-low 26.6% usage rate this past postseason. The Lakers superstar played through a foot injury despite the advice he got from his doctors.
The Lakers made the Western Conference Finals, but suffered a huge loss to Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets. They were so close to the big game and the front office decided to move on with the same core.
LeBron is entering his 21st season really soon and Darvin Ham trusts his leadership. Anthony Davis, Rui Hachimura, and Austin Reaves are here as well. It is showtime!