Kevin Durant Denies LeBron James Recruited Him To Sign With Lakers During NBA Free Agency

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Kevin Durant Denies LeBron James Recruited Him To Sign With Lakers During NBA Free Agency
Kevin Durant Denies LeBron James Recruited Him To Sign With Lakers During NBA Free Agency

While it was clear the Los Angeles Lakers intended to pursue LeBron James once 2018 NBA free agency began, the general sense was the team would need to have a second star lined up in order to convince him to sign. That was widely believed to be Paul George, but he didn't so much as take a meeting with the Lakers before agreeing to re-sign with the Oklahoma City Thunder. Meanwhile, in the final days leading up to July 1, it was reported James contacted Kevin Durant to discuss joining forces on the Lakers. In the time after Stephen A. Smith revealed as much on ESPN's “First Take,” it was refuted by sources close to both Durant and James. Now, Durant has spoken out about the topic himself, categorically

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