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.Google+