Report- NBA news: LeBron James FIRES BACK at reporter for question amid Kevin Durant criticism | Other | Sport

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Updated: December 7, 2018
NBA news: LeBron James FIRES BACK at reporter for question amid Kevin Durant criticism | Other | Sport

LeBron once again impressed against the San Antonio Spurs in the 121-113 win.

The 33-year-old scored 42 points with six assists and five rebounds as the Lakers continued their good run of form.

But when asked if the amount of minutes he played was vindication of comments from Magic Johnson and Kobe Bryant earlier this week LeBron James gave a blunt response.

“No. For what? I’m past the personal stage. I can do whatever,” he said.

“What’s most important is seeing my teammates make huge shots in the fourth quarter.

“J Hart, out of rhythm all game because of foul trouble, he makes huge threes in the fourth quarter. ‘Zo makes a huge three on the left win, Kuz making plays down the stretch as well.

“That’s what is most important to me. I can care less about the narrative about me.

“It doesn’t matter. I’m stapled in this game.”

LeBron has also been verbally attacked this week by Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant who has been linked with a trade to the Lakers.

He 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 B.S. 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.”

The Lakers return to action against the Spurs once again on Saturday at 1.30am UK time.