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Kevin Durant Turns Down Invite to LeBron’s Party, Reminds Us He’s The Man

It’s no secret that we’re big Kevin Durant fans here at LBS.  Last year, the Thunder star emerged as a clear-cut MVP candidate but was not given the honor.  His “where amazing happens” t-shirt may have seemed slightly out of character, but we still thought it was hilarious.  While LeBron James was holding a special on ESPN to reveal where he was signing in free agency, Durant was in the comfort of his own home hammering out an extension with Oklahoma City.

I can’t speak for LB, but I like Kevin Durant even more after hearing that he turned down an invitation to LeBron James’ party.  LeBron was supposedly hosting a party at a theater in downtown Kansas City but Durant politely declined saying, “I don’t go out to parties the day before a game.  I don’t really go out much during the season.”

I’m not trying to crucify LeBron James for hosting a party during the preseason.  There’s really no problem with that, but Durant’s RSVP is just one of the many reasons he’s a more likable superstar than LeBron.  For such a young kid he just seems to have his priorities completely in line.  We’re talking preseason here.  Not a game.  Not a game…practice.  One of the best parts about LeBron going to Miami for me is that the wealth will have to be shared more with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh.  That will take away from LeBron’s MVP resume and finally give Durant the shot he deserves.


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  • Anonymous

    No need to wonder who’s hungrier

  • Gene

    I totally disagree with your assessment that Durant was the clear cut MVP last season. LeBron was easily the MVP. Compare his scoring (a close second to Durant), rebounds and assists to Durant. He also led his team to the best record in the NBA. He deserved the MVP award for last season.

    LeBron was misguided in how he handled the decision to go to Miami and it is fashionable to call him a post season choke. However, do not pile on and say that he he was not the MVP for last season.

  • http://larrybrownsports.com Larry Brown

    He said Clear cut MVP candidate, not MVP winner, so I think we can all agree he was a candidate though LeBron was easily the deserving winner.

    I love hearing stories like this about our top players in the league. It’s also just as much of a disappointment to hear this about LeBron. Good thing it’s only the preseason.

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, wasn’t piling on at all, Gene. Durant’s name was easily in the MVP discussion and anyone would be silly to argue otherwise. LeBron deserved to win but with him playing alongside Wade this year I wouldn’t be shocked if he finished 3rd in the MVP voting (Kobe, Durant)

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/AEFUERKFLCSZTNFZX2FM22HGJE James

    Lebron, without question was this past season’s MVP, second he and lebron a competive arch-rivals…if i were in that position i would have politely declined…sending the message that we are opponets, and not going out the night before games…is wise you don’t have to worry about incidents, and conserve energy…kevin seems to be liked by many, but he is nowhere near lebron in popularity…well not on earth anyway…lets set back and enjoy the show…and let these two men be after we turn off the TV.