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    Default Kevin Durant Says Media Attention Makes Environment Around LeBron James 'Toxic'

    Some NBA stars are seemingly reluctant to join forces with James in Los Angeles, according to Bleacher Report's discussions with several current NBA players.

    Golden State small forward and nine-time NBA All-Star Kevin Durant told B/R that he understands why certain star players might not want to play with the King. In addition to the fact that even the best have to become role players in James's shadow, Durant said the stardom that surrounds LeBron is "toxic."

    "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 bulls--t 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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    Being a fan of the Denver Nuggets, I was surprised that Kevin Durant would say this, as this is also, to somewhat a slightly lesser degree, how the media treats the Warriors.
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    He's telling the truth - it sucks to be the second star to LBJ. Kevin Love would have games where he dropped 20 points, ten boards, and got murdered in the media. Granted he also had some truly awful games and probably deserved the criticism. Point is, if you don't want to get spanked by the media and fans, don't play with LBJ.
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    He aint wrong but the media did the same with Jordan.

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    He has become such a whiner.
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    I am an idiot

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    That is why I love the Nuggets right now. Bunch of scrappy kids who don't know they weren't supposed to beat the Lakers down so they just did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MOtorboat View Post
    He has become such a whiner.
    What he said wasn't whining - it was however insightful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MasterShake View Post
    That is why I love the Nuggets right now. Bunch of scrappy kids who don't know they weren't supposed to beat the Lakers down so they just did.
    AND Bunch of scrappy kids who don't know they weren't supposed to beat ALSO the Clippers,
    Warriors, Boston, Thunder, Portland, and Toronto.

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    Quote Originally Posted by King87 View Post
    What he said wasn't whining - it was however insightful.
    Of course it’s whining. He’s basically whining that the “fanboys” don’t like him. Which isn’t true, but whatever.

    Bitter Durant sucks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MOtorboat View Post
    Of course it’s whining. He’s basically whining that the “fanboys” don’t like him. Which isn’t true, but whatever.

    Bitter Durant sucks.
    You're coming to the conclusion that your heart wants.

    But your heart is impure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MOtorboat View Post
    He has become such a whiner.
    Yep.

    Envy much?

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    If you make enough burner twitter accounts does your ego stay intact?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aberdien View Post
    If you make enough burner twitter accounts does your ego stay intact?

    Bahahahaha!!!

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    Magic looked solid taking the nugs to OT.

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