It's been a tough run for Lakers fans. But yesterday Purple Yellow nation got some good news when it was reported Kevin Durant was seriously considering joining the Lake Show when he becomes a free agent after this season.
The source of this information was Stephen A. Smith.
Now Durant is pushing back against the ESPN loudmouth's reporting. Hard.
My full interaction with Kevin Durant on the Stephen A Smith rumors pic.twitter.com/83n89hKIvl— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) October 2, 2015
Pretty strong language there from KD.
Stephen A. Smith took to Twitlonger to respond:
Regarding @KDTrey5 and his negative comments about me, let me say this: At NO time did I ever say I SPOKE to K.D. Or his family. Or his brother, friends, teammates, etc. (although I can assure you all I have on several occasions in the past). I said I HEARD from folks I know -- in a league I've been covering for 19 years -- that if he were to leave OKC as a free agent, these are the cities I was told he was considering. OKC. LA. Miami. DC. NY. I stand by it all. And that is that. His assertion that I was lying is not only FALSE, but totally uncalled for. Especially from a player who receives nothing but praise not only from me, but from practically every media member you can find. Yet, for some reason, we're all the same folks who don't know *&%$ about the game of basketball. Whose thoughts he could give a &^%$ about. Essentially, individuals he wishes he'd never have to talk to.....that he's being forced to tolerate.....as if someone has done something to him.....OF ALL PEOPLE! Don't know what has happened to Mr. Durant over the years. But I know this much: We all win with his return, because he is an absolute superstar. The NBA is better with him. We're all at a loss without him. It just appears that @KDTrey5 needs to learn something about today's world in professional sports: We don't have to talk TO HIM to talk ABOUT HIM! Folks like ME will still be here. Watching! Listening! Waiting! Reporting! Whether he likes it or not. While he's here and long after he's gone. Time to get use to it.What do you think this all means for Durant's chances of being a Laker next year?