KD says that’s one of the factors that might make a fellow superstar free agent think twice about joining forces with King James.
I wrote a story about the yin and yang of playing with LeBron. Couldn't have done it without the frank, on-the-record input from a lot of his peers. A thank you to them. Here it is: https://t.co/iGMo3jc5F4
— Ric Bucher (@RicBucher) December 5, 2018
Durant thinks it’s much easier for role players to fit in with LeBron.
Per Bleacher Report:
Warriors forward Kevin Durant, who has been more ambiguous about his potential free-agent plans for next summer, said he understands why certain stars might balk at joining forces with LeBron.
Durant also noted that the suffocating media attention around James doesn’t help, either.
“So much hype comes from being around LeBron from other people,” Durant said. “He has so many fanboys in the media. Even the beat writers just fawn over him. I’m like, we’re playing basketball here, and it’s not even about basketball at certain points. So I get why anyone wouldn’t want to be in that environment because it’s toxic. Especially when the attention is bullshit attention, fluff. 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. Just get out of the way and let us play basketball.”