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Speculations arise that Golden State Warriors player Kevin Durant will soon join LeBron James at Los Angeles Lakers.
Rumors about this started to circulate this National Basketball Association (NBA) offseason after Durant only signed a 1+1 deal with the Bay Area team. Durant said that it is better for him to sign short-term deal following his desire to have control over his future.
This coming 2019, he will again enter free agency. In line with this, speculations about his transfer to James’ team started to linger in the minds of basketball enthusiasts.
Based on the article published in MSN Sports, Los Angeles Lakers and New York Knicks are said to be the front runners in Kevin Durant’s possible team next season.
Another factor that sparked rumor that Durant will transfer to Lakers were the events that he and James were spotted together.
On the other hand, the report also said that the New York team is aiming to sign him in. Durant will be a great additional to Knicks alongside with their Lithuanian star Kristaps Porzingis.
NBA insider Ramona Shelburne said that “narrative” will play a major role in Kevin Durant’s decision for the next season.
Several fans feel that he will still remain in Warriors. After all, they are the reigning back-to-back champions. Another championship trophy will give him three NBA titles, just like what James has.
The NBA insider ruled out the possibility that he will join the Lakers, based on the report.
“If KD were to leave, I think narrative has to play a factor in where he goes. Joining up with LeBron [James] doesn’t really help his narrative, he has to go to somewhere like New York. I don’t know that he will leave Golden State, we will see,” Shelburne said.