Kevin Durant made his case as the new No. 1 in the NBA hierarchy with back-to-back NBA Finals MVP awards in 2017 and 2018, but he still hasn't dethroned James - and that might be bothering the Warriors star.
Following the Los Angeles Lakers' dramatic 121-113 win over the San Antonio Spurs, the focus immediately shifted from LeBron's 41-point night into questions regarding recent comments from National Basketball Association legends Kobe Bryant, Magic Johnson and Kevin Durant.
Warriors star Kevin Durant says LeBron James will have a hard time getting top-tier free agents to join the Lakers. But the league might change. I know who I am. There's always so many different moving parts.
Last month James was asked by reporters about Carmelo potentially signing with the Lakers, with James not giving too much away, noting that the Lakers were now carrying a full roster of 15 players. "If you're a strong enough personality, you can handle it". He went into full detail on why that's the case, saying that LeBron has a bunch of "fanboys" following him and that it's hard adapting your play style to the three-time National Basketball Association champion. Again, I haven't read the article so I can't comment on that, but what you're asking me, to me the question is, why would you not want to play with LeBron? In addition, James has gone to the NBA Finals for eight consecutive years, meaning he's played the most minutes and games of any NBA player for a majority of the last decade. "He's a victor and he's an incredible player and he's unselfish", he said.