The Western Conference just got a lot stronger…and Kevin Durant loves it.
During an interview with Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated, Durant revealed that he loves LeBron James’ decision to join the Lakers because he’s rewriting the narrative of what it means to be a superstar in the league’s new era.
“I thought it was the perfect decision, perfect move. He did everything you’re supposed to do in Cleveland. I think this is the perfect next step for him. He’s kind of breaking down the barriers of what an NBA superstar is supposed to be. You feel like you’re supposed to play it out in one spot, and I think he did a good job of giving you different chapters and it’s going to make his book even more interesting when it’s done.”
James’ caught a lot of flack after he moved to Miami and created what many consider to be the first modern-day super team. But, James’ latest move from Cleveland will allow many players like Durant to feel more comfortable chasing rings elsewhere. Most recently, Durant signed a two-year deal with the Golden State Warriors worth $61.5 million that allows him to opt out after next season. That signals that Durant may be holding out or has plans to three-peat in the Bay Area and then take his talents elsewhere—signaling that NBA players no longer have to play with one team their entire career to cement a legacy.
Durant also revealed what he and James were talking about when they were recently spotted grabbing dinner together.
“Just life,” Durant said. “Just life, excited about what lies ahead for him, and for us as men, moreso than basketball players. Just breaking bread and showing love.”