KD says 'toxic' environment surrounds LeBron, impacts free-agent decisions

Ross Houston
December 8, 2018

Most players in the league should be jealous of all the success LeBron James has had throughout his career.

Of course, not much was made of the rumor at the time because the source had no credibility, but Kevin Broom of BulletsForever.com chose to ask around if there was anything to it and learned some interesting details.

KD says 'toxic' environment surrounds LeBron, impacts free-agent decisions

Speaking about James this week, Durant said: "So much hype comes from being around LeBron from other people".

James has not and will not make a request to Lakers president Magic Johnson or general manger Rob Pelinka to trade for Anthony, who can't be moved by trade until December 15 since he signed with the Rockets this offseason. Source No. 2 said the rumor is true.

Who isn't jealous of LeBron James? Who know's what's going to happen in the playoffs? The two weren't quite the fit that Daryl Morey and the rest of the front office envisioned when they signed him this summer to play next to James Harden and one of his best friends, Chris Paul.

The Los Angeles Lakers announced that Brandon Ingram will not travel with the team on their weekend road trip starting in San Antonio on Friday. And it was reported this week the New York Knicks were "stocking up" on their young assets to offer a trade package for the 28-year-old as well.

James also believes Anthony would be a valuable piece for a young Lakers team. And then for you to say that playing with him creates that level of environment - what it sounds like he's doing it poisoning the well for other players, like an Anthony Davis when he becomes a free agent, or a Kawhi Leonard when he becomes a free agent.

"Guys similar to (LeBron), why would they want to play with somebody who does all the same things?"

Being in the spotlight for that long would take a toll on anybody though and Durant-who has played Joker to James' Batman for the past several years-has sympathized with James regarding the way the media constantly talk about him, via Ric Bucher of Bleacher Report.

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