Kevin Durant on Jimmy Kimmel Live: ‘Don’t Think’ LeBron James Will Join Warriors
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Durant was a guest Monday night on Jimmy Kimmel Live! when host Jimmy Kimmel asked about the idea of signing James. Durant quickly dismissed the notion, per NBA.com’s Beau Estes:
“If LeBron wanted to come to the Warriors would you be excited about that?” – Kimmel
“I just don’t think that will happen” – KD
James has a player option that he can opt out of to become a free agent. ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith listed the Warriors among the seven teams James will meet with this summer as he weighs his next destination.
Joining Golden State would clearly give James his best shot at winning a fourth title, but there are numerous logistical issues in the way regarding the salary cap.
In addition, there’s no telling what kind of public relations hit he would receive by following Durant to the Bay Area. James would jeopardize all of the goodwill he generated by returning to Cleveland and helping the Cavs win a title.
James is one of the greatest players in NBA history, so the Warriors would be foolish not to at least make some sort of pitch. It seems doubtful the discussions between the two parties will advance any further than that.
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June 11, 2018 at 10:26PM