Did LeBron Text Kevin Durant About Teaming Up in Los Angeles?

28 June, 2018, 23:12 | Author: Isabel Grant
  • Houston Rockets guard James Harden dribbles as Minnesota Timberwolves guard Derrick Rose defends

Of course, if LeBron wants to build a team to dethrone the Warriors, taking away their best player would be a good start.

Smith reports that James texted Durant about joining him with the Lakers.

Smith reported the update during Thursday's edition of First Take, per Pablo S. Torre of ESPN.

According to Smith, Durant isn't interested.

San Antonio would prefer to bring back the two-time National Basketball Association defensive player of the year and 2014 Finals MVP, with a contract extension worth over $200 million somewhere on the table, but Leonard distanced himself from the team last season while missing most of it with a mysteriously stubborn thigh injury. That's not the information I got, but I will tell you what I did hear is that behind the scenes Kevin Durant was like, "Why would I do that? Because now you have the people's MVP and you have, like, the NBA's MVP; I think the people's MVP was definitely James [Harden], but the NBA MVP is definitely LeBron [James]".

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There are already questions about how truly legacy-building Durant's Warriors titles are, considering he joined up with an established champion.

"He intends to surpass LeBron James". Not only did that plan work to make him more money, but it also kept the pressure on the Cavs to keep improving, knowing James could leave any summer. His goal is to surpass LeBron James.

The latest, according to a report by The Hype Magazine as per CavaliersNation, is that James' decision is linked with his reported "Space Jam 2" release - the sequel to Michael Jordan's original film over two decades ago.

So it doesn't seem like there is any real chance of this happening.

Like James, Durant can opt-out of his contract. Still, the news that James has reached out to Durant at all is pretty surprising.

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