Report- NBA news: Kevin Durant to Lakers development as LeBron James stance on move revealed | Other | Sport

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Updated: December 7, 2018
NBA news: Kevin Durant to Lakers development as LeBron James stance on move revealed | Other | Sport

That’s according to NBA insider Chris Broussard.

Durant has been in the headlines once again this week following his comments about a toxic environment surrounding James.

The Warriors star can become a free agent next summer and reports have claimed Durant is ready to quit following his bust-up with team-mate Draymond Green last month.

The Lakers and the New York Knicks have been touted as possible landing spots for Durant, 30, at the end of the season.

However, Broussard claims there’s no chance Durant will be linking up with James following his comments about the Lakers superstar.

“I’ve heard the theories, the smokescreen etc but to me, this means he isn’t coming [to the Lakers],” Broussard said on The Undisputed.

“We can forget him joining the Lakers.

“LeBron would take him. LeBron went back to Dan Gilbert, Tyson Chandler, Rajon Rondo, Lance Stephenson – they were all rivals with LeBron at one point.

“LeBron would be able to forgive and forget, move on from all of this.

“But I don’t think KD’s going there. I think these comments are rooted in jealousy because KD doesn’t like the way the media has treated him.”

Speaking about James this week, Durant said: “So much hype comes from being around LeBron from other people.

“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.”

James refused to comment on Durant’s rant, with the 33-year-old revealing he doesn’t know the full context of the interview.

He said: “That would be stupid on my part. I’m a veteran.”