Kevin Durant: Report about LeBron possibly meeting with Warriors is ‘bulls—‘
Prior to this week, the thought of LeBron James joining the Warriors seemed like one we shouldn’t waste our time on. That has suddenly changed, but Kevin Durant isn’t putting much stock into the report that LeBron could meet with Golden State this summer.
According to ESPN’s Chris Haynes, LeBron would be open to sitting down with the Warriors when he opts out of his contract if they’re able to shed enough salary to offer him a max deal. When asked about Haynes’ report on Thursday, Durant was pretty blunt in calling it “bulls—.”
Kevin Durant asked the first thing he thought about when he read LeBron report: "Bullshit."
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— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) February 1, 2018
But even if he doesn’t believe the report, Durant was quick to point out that the idea of him signing with the Warriors seemed far-fetched before it happened, too.
“In this league, a couple years ago with me coming here, nobody would have thought that,” he added. “There’s part of a me as basketball player that’s just like, let’s just work on basketball. On the other side, we know there’s business as well and a lot of crazy things have happened since I’ve been in the league. In the future there’s gonna be even crazier things that are going to happen.”
It would take a lot of shuffling for the Warriors to be able to add LeBron to the mix, and Durant would likely have to take even less money next season than the $25 million he agreed to play for this year. There’s little chance of it happening, and we already know of at least one other team that plans to make a strong push for James.
While LeBron’s priority is winning as many championships as possible, the backlash Durant faced would be nothing compared to what people would say about LeBron if he joined Golden State.