Published: Sat, December 08, 2018
Sports | By Juana Wells

Kevin Durant Says LeBron James-Led Teams Are ‘Toxic’

Kevin Durant Says LeBron James-Led Teams Are ‘Toxic’

So, we got guys who just want to continue to develop and guys that continue to get better and better just from experience. Being two of the most talked-about athletes in the world has made them all too familiar with the many faces that cover the sport of basketball for a living, for better and for worse.

But while Durant says he'd love to potentially be involved in some kind of National Basketball Association ownership, he won't be holding out for such an opportunity to arrive.

James has not and will not make a request to Lakers president Magic Johnson or general manger Rob Pelinka to trade for Anthony, who can't be moved by trade until December 15 since he signed with the Rockets this offseason. "If you're Kyle Korver, then it makes sense. So his talents benefit more from a guy who can pass and penetrate and get him open".

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

Most players in the league should be jealous of all the success LeBron James has had throughout his career.

"I think the business side of it is obviously really fascinating to me", Durant said. He went into full detail on why that's the case, saying that LeBron has a bunch of "fanboys" following him and that it's hard adapting your play style to the three-time National Basketball Association champion.

"Like, young players that are still developing".

Durant told Bleacher Report's Ric Bucher that other superstars are hesitant to join James because there's a "toxic" atmosphere surrounding his teams.

Though he spent just one season in Seattle, Durant has consistently said how much he enjoyed his time there and even paid homage to one of the SuperSonics greats by wearing a Shawn Kemp jersey during introductions of an exhibition game his Warriors played this season at KeyArena, the Sonics' old home.

The combination of these comments, as well as the Warriors as a whole seemingly all on the same page once again after Steph Curry's return from injury, may have thrown a major curveball in the Lakers' plans to sign the 9-time All-Star.

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