Sorry, Lakers. Durant Won’t Be Joining

Kevin Durant hinted that he doesn’t want to be on the same team as Lebron James because the hype over him can be ‘toxic.’ Do you think the media hype Lebron James up too much?

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Recently, there’s been speculation that Kevin Durant will leave six-time NBA champions, the Warriors, after he got into a public fight with one of his teammates. The free-agent may be looking for a new team to join, but one thing is certain, it won’t be LeBron’s team, the Lakers.

Durant shocked many when he opened up on how he feels about working with LeBron James in an interview with Bleacher Report.

“So much hype comes from being around LeBron from other people,” he told the website. “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.”

Durant isn’t criticizing LeBron as a person, but he does believe that playing alongside him would cause more complications than it’s worth.

“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,” Durant told Bleacher Report.

Rumors have been swirling that Durant is planning on leaving the Warriors because he can’t get along with certain teammates. Recently, this came to light after an on-court fight with teammate Draymond Green. The two got into a yelling match after Green didn’t pass Durant the ball during the final moments of a game.

When Durant was asked about the fight between him and fellow Warriors teammate Draymond Green, he responded, “I was upset but I know I can’t hold onto something like this. I know that I’ve got to make a choice with myself, like how long are you going to be upset about this…It’s going to work out. It’s going to figure itself out.”

Durant may be looking to join a different team next season, but it looks like it won’t be LeBron’s. Sorry, Lakers fans! Read more about this on NY Post here.


Here’s how people on the Zip app are weighing in on this all over the country!

Kevin Durant hinted that he doesn’t want to be on the same team as Lebron James because the hype over him can be ‘toxic.’ Do you think the media hype Lebron James up too much?

Totals
78% Yes, too much hype
22% No, he deserves it
Males
77% Yes, too much hype
23% No, he deserves it
Females
82% Yes, too much hype
18% No, he deserves it

Yes, too much hype

No, he deserves it


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