Stephen A. Smith says LeBron texted KD about joining forces in LA

Durant has repeatedly stated he plans to return to the Warriors

Karl Buscheck
June 28, 2018 - 8:57 am

In spite of months of reports declaring that Kevin Durant will be back with the Warriors next season, there’s no stopping the relentless content machine that is the NBA offseason rumor mill.

On ESPN’s “First Take,” Stephen A. Smith dropped the following scoop on Thursday morning:

“I got two phones calls last night — after hours. LeBron James reached out to Kevin Durant."

“Actually Kevin Durant. You know that dude? The reigning two-time NBA Finals MVP. You know that guy? One of the top players in the world. That guy who just spent the last two years beating LeBron James in the NBA Finals.”

“LeBron James reached out to Kevin Durant via text, from what I’m told, about coming to Los Angeles. I don’t know what Kevin Durant’s response to him was. That is not the information that I got.

“But I will tell you what I did hear is that behind-the-scenes, Kevin Durant was like, ‘Why would I do that As far as I’m concerned, LeBron James is a big-time player, but the way I look at it, I should be perceived as the best in the world. I’m the reigning two-time champion. I’m the reigning two-time NBA Finals MVP. Why would I think about doing something like that?’”

Here’s Smith in all his theatrical brilliance:

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