Warriors' Durant Addresses Narrative He Ruined the National Basketball Association

Heather Diaz
June 11, 2018

The 108-85 loss to the Warriors on June 8 exposed just how inferior the Cavaliers are to Golden State, and that's with James on the team. The thought process is that James would prefer not to play with Kevin Durant or former teammate Kyrie Irving as joining either team would require them to be traded. Overall, the Sixers all-stars and bench players could help LeBron be more effective and challenge Golden State in a better way. If LeBron can resurrect the Knicks, put them back as contenders and even win one in the Big Apple; then he would be labeled as the best player of all time after his feats in Miami and Cleveland.

Cleveland was left nearly empty-handed when it traded Kyrie Irving to Boston a year ago and it will not want to make the same mistake twice, particularly if it entails losing LeBron.

Dwyane Wade knows LeBron James better than most. The Warriors have won three of the last four National Basketball Association championships, finishing runner up to James' Cavaliers the other year.

"I've also been advised that the ever-persuasive San Antonio Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich is bound to try to force his way into the conversation to sell James on the merits of South Texas", he wrote.

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Durant was named the 2018 Finals MVP after he averaged 28.8 points, 10.8 rebounds and 7.5 assists per game in the Warriors' sweep of Cleveland.

"It's humbling to be on the 20 anniversary cover of a game I've played and loved since I was a little kid", said James.

"I still want to be in championship mode", LeBron said after his team was eliminated from the NBA Finals, echoing the conventional wisdom that he wants to chase another ring. I pride myself on working hard wherever I go. "Always wanted to win here".

Plus, why would the Rockets blow something up when they came one game away (possibly a Chris Paul injury) from beating the defending champions and representing the Western Conference in the NBA Finals. Sure, LeBron has mentioned in the past that he wants to transition more to an off-ball role as he gets older, but pairing him with a ball-dominant player like Westbrook doesn't seem to make much sense. "But after a game like that, I'm not in any position to talk about that". I don't have an answer for you right now as far as that.... With the third time be much like the first two? "The Bay Area allows me to be who I am, as a city, to just blend in, and the team allows me to do the same thing", he told Lee. "But even if Philadelphia doesn't get LeBron, they have enough cap space to add another free agent and there's a chance they can trade (Markelle) Fultz and (Dario) Saric and draft picks and get Kawhi Leonard". I understand talent. I know talent.

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