To say that Kevin Durant joining the Golden State Warriors was a controversial decision is an understatement. Outside of Warriors fans, there was little support for KD and many are viewing the Warriors’ championship run this season as an inevitability.
However, it’s easy to forget that LeBron James and the Cavs took down the Warriors in the Finals last season, and even with Durant, they certainly could do it again. James began his offseason workouts a little early this summer, and even if he claims it’s not in response to Durant’s decision, it’s hard to truly believe that.
Still, we had yet to actually hear from the horse’s mouth what LeBron thought about KD’s choice until now. The reigning Finals MVP did an interview with Alyson Shontel of Business Insider, and he was publicly very supportive of Durant’s move saying it was great for the league.
“I learned just like everyone else, through social media. I think it was on the Fourth of July when it actually happened, and I was in my home in Los Angeles, preparing for a Fourth of July barbecue. When I saw the news I was like, ‘Wow.’
I think everyone had the ‘wow’ thing. My [reaction] was no different from the average person who doesn’t know basketball to the person who watches it or covers it every day. So, I think it’s all great for our league. Our league is very competitive. It’s continued to grow, and [NBA Commissioner] Adam Silver has done a great job of picking up where David Stern started, so it’s pretty cool.”