Kevin Durant is just not shopping for the rumors about LeBron James and the Warriors.
Following a report that James could be open to assembly with Golden State when he turns into a free agent this offseason, Durant was extraordinarily candid together with his ideas. The Warriors ahead instructed Sports activities Illustrated he thought the story was “bulls–t.”
“I do not even suppose that is even near being a real story,” Durant mentioned. “That is the character of the sport proper now. It is extra so about free company, the enterprise facet of basketball, than it’s about the true recreation. Nothing’s far-fetched on the subject of tales and headlines and clicks. It needs to be concerning the recreation and it is getting father and farther away from the true recreation.”
Whereas the story might be a stretch, Durant should not be so fast to shoot down the thought of one of many league’s greatest stars becoming a member of a group already loaded with expertise.
Durant determined to signal with the Warriors in 2016, becoming a member of a group that had made it to back-to-back NBA Finals. In his first season with the group, the Warriors went on to defeat James’ Cavaliers in final 12 months’s Finals.
James has additionally beforehand determined to go away Cleveland behind to hitch a group with a greater roster when he signed with the Warmth in the summertime of 2010, so it is attainable he might do it once more this summer time.
Rumors have additionally recommended the three-time NBA champion might find yourself on the Lakers if he chooses to go away the Cavaliers once more.
Whereas Durant addressed the story, Warriors coach Steve Kerr did not take any half in speaking about the potential of LeBron taking part in for Golden State subsequent season. Kerr instructed the San Francisco Examiner he wasn’t going to speak about it as a result of he did not need to be fined by the NBA for tampering.
“Are you actually going to ask that?” Kerr mentioned. “Would you like me to get my checkbook out and simply make it out to Adam Silver or to the NBA? You realize that is unlawful (to speak about gamers on different groups)? I am not answering that.”
James has loads of basketball left to play this season earlier than he decides the place he ought to play subsequent 12 months.