Kevin Durant Takes Low-Key Shot at LeBron James While Praising Himself

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The Warriors swept the Cavaliers in four games with a 108-85 win Friday.

The 29-year-old was an All-Star for the fifth time in his career this season, averaging 17.6 points and 9.3 rebounds per game.

Recent cover athletes for the game include James on NBA 2K14 (left the Heat a year later to return to the Cavs), Kevin Durant on NBA 2K15 (left the Thunder a year later to join the Warriors), Paul George on NBA 2K17 (traded by the Pacers a year later) and Kyrie Irving on NBA 2K18 (traded by Cavs before the game even shipped). The numbers, and the iconic Game 3 performance earned him the Finals MVP award for the second straight season.

Now Durant says he only needs to hammer out final details on a rich deal to remain with the Warriors, which would keep them as the team to beat next season. I felt that they had become cocky and with guys like Draymond Green and Zaza Pachulia on their roster - I believe both to be dirty players, particularly the always-running-his-mouth Green - I just couldn't bring myself to pull for them. "I feel like it's harder to stand out when you have great players around you", Durant told Yahoo! I pride myself on working hard wherever I go.

"I haven't really thought about it, " Curry said of how long the Warriors might reign.

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While Durant isn't planning to leave the Warriors any time soon, James could depart from the Cavaliers for a second time when free agency begins next month.

KD playing alongside these stars in a superteam might make it easier for him to shine since his teammates will demand attention too, but at the same time, he has to compete with them for possession of the ball. And sure, that's true.

"Obviously, I don't have a boxing hand", James said. But even if a team takes the bait and sends a high-level player back to Cleveland, it still might not be enough for James to choose his hometown squad over a more attractive destination. Also, the Warriors could basically focus their entire attention on LeBron, where as the Cavaliers had to contend with guarding all sorts of great players.

Look, it's not wrong for Durant to have gone to the Warriors.

What could make things interesting and put National Basketball Association 2K in an intriguing position is if James were to leave the Cavaliers during offseason, as it would be the second straight player to have their jersey changed on the cover.

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