Kevin Durant Says Media Attention Makes Environment Around LeBron James 'Toxic'

Annette Crawford
December 6, 2018

Especially when the attention is bulls-- attention, fluff. He added that although James was playing a career-low 34.7 minutes, his minutes were high-usage minutes given his statistics. We want to see how much our young guys can grow and be the best they can be.

"That's not the recipe for winning championships by no means, but it is a recipe to keep your head above water, to give yourself a little breathing room, and now it's going back to teaching how to play the way that we want to play".

"If you're a younger player like a Kawhi [Leonard], trying to pair him with LeBron James doesn't really make sense".

Smith went on to express his belief that even if Kevin Durant left Steph Curry and Klay Thompson are good enough to lead the Warriors to success.

But that doesn't mean James, who hasn't missed more than eight games in a season since 2003/04, believes the extra rest will help him much.

Durant was speaking ahead of Golden State Warriors" clash with Cleveland Cavaliers tonight and he blasted James for his "media favouritism'. This source said Lonzo Ball and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope were definitely in the deal, but that there was still discussion whether the third player would be Ingram, Josh Hart, or Kyle Kuzma. "You can never try to make up your mind and know what you're going to do in that time".

But Walton has claimed there are no issues between James and any other fellow players.

Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry, a teammate of Leonard's this season, described it as the "LeBron Effect". So enjoy the journey because we'll be champions before you know it.

The analyst also pointed to the fact that the "Splash Brothers" are also both younger than the Lakers leading man LeBron James.

"Guys similar to (LeBron), why would they want to play with somebody who does all the same things?" "I just play my game".

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"He is an fantastic fellow, he is very generous, he has won multiple Championships with other superstars", Walton said. "He's a victor and he's an incredible player and he's unselfish", he said.

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