Lakers’ LeBron James Has ‘So Many Fanboys’ in Media, Says Durant

Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant has no interest in biting his tongue when it comes to LeBron James. While rumors swirl that Durant may have interest in joining James with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2019 free agency, he gave a recent interview which was eye-opening. Although the Warriors forward didn’t deny any interest it seems, he did have strong thoughts on how the media approaches LeBron.

While speaking on a wide range of topics with Bleacher Report’s Ric Bucher, Durant addressed the “toxic” environment and how the Lakers star has “fanboys in the media.”

“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.”

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Source: Heavy Sports