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Kevin Durant Reveals Why Star Players Don't Want to Team Up With LeBron James

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​With much speculation regarding KD's upcoming free agency this offseason, plenty of people in the media have pushed the narrative that Durant will join LeBron in L.A. In light of these new comments, that's looking unlikely. 

In an article published by Bleacher Report today, KD criticizes the media for the way they cover anything related to LeBron, and how that affects possible free agent signings. 

KD says that, "He has so many fanboys in the media. Even the beat writers just fawn over him." 

Durant goes on to explain how players like Chris Bosh and Kevin Love have had to adapt their game around LeBron, who is much more commanding and ball-dominant. And that's not to mention all the media attention that comes with playing alongside him. 

​Durant believes many young stars in league like Kyrie Irving or Kawhi Leonard are put off by LeBron's playing style, as they don't want to have to change their own game to accommodate LeBron, and they don't want to be under such heavy scrutiny by the media.  ​​

KD goes on to clarify that, "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."

At the end of the day, Durant just wants to play some ball. And that's exactly why the Warriors have fit him so well in his time there. Will the media play a big role in KD's free agency decision? We think so. 

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