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. Despite the youngster's well-documented injury issues, Stephen A. Smith went on to suggest that Fultz's problems go much further than the shoulder injury that is now keeping him sidelined. The renovations planned at KeyArena, where the Sonics once played and home to the WNBA's Storm as well as the future NHL team, are reportedly not up to NBA standards and the Seattle City Council recently voted down the vacation of a block that would have housed an arena for both the NHL and NBA. "Like, young players that are still developing, it's always going to be hard because he demands the ball so much, he demands control of the offense and he creates for everybody".
"It depends on what kind of player you are", Durant said. "They don't need another guy".
"So much hype comes from being around LeBron from other people", Durant stated. Even the beat writers just fawn over him. Nevertheless, with the Lakers playing pretty good basketball as of late, does a move for Carmelo Anthony make sense for them at this point?
Although James may be used to the constant pressure, media and negativity, it can be quite the burden for his teammates to handle as Durant pointed out. They know what they're going to get out of me.
"Especially when the attention is bullsh- attention, fluff", Durant continued. It's not LeBron's fault at all; it's just the fact you have so many groupies in the media that love to hang on every word. So, we got guys who just want to continue to develop and guys that continue to get better and better just from experience.
"He's very unselfish. He's won multiple championships with other superstars", Walton said.
"I think the business side of it is obviously really fascinating to me", he said. 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?