Is Kevin Durant jealous of the attention LeBron James receives?

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Even the beat writers just fawn over him. But more so than anything, I love basketball, I love being around players, I love seeing different types of players, I love just seeing progression of a player.

Nevertheless, it was James who spearheaded the Lakers' fourth-quarter comeback and that is something he remains willing to strive for. "Just get out of the way and let us play basketball".

"Hell yeah. Of course I would", said Durant.

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"So I think people are trying to blow it out of proportion, like, 'OK, why do you have LeBron if you don't want to use him?' They don't understand the logic behind it". "Like, young players that are still developing, it's always going to be hard because he demands the ball so much, he demands control of the offense and he creates for everybody".

"If you've got LeBron, you've got to make it all about LeBron". It has led to a lot of questions about how long he will want to carry a Lakers team with younger players in key positions - as well as one with some inconsistent older players. "They don't need another guy". I know who I am.

"Especially when the attention is bullsh- attention, fluff", Durant continued.

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For Durant, he's been lucky in the sense that there wasn't as much hype surrounding him coming out of high school compared to James and was able to relax a little his first years playing for the Seattle SuperSonics/Oklahoma City Thunder when it came to the media.

Following the Lakers game against the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday night, James was given the opportunity to comment on what Durant said but he declined to do so saying he wanted to get a chance to look at what Durant said in full and not just one clip.

Durant said many players have to alter the way they play to be teammates of James. I would love to see the whole transcript of what was asked of him, the context it was asked of him, why it was asked, and the whole thing.

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"He's very unselfish. He's won multiple championships with other superstars". But sometimes it also shows that he's going to break out his goat mask, which he uses to call LeBron the greatest basketball player of all time. So I don't really. "He's a victor and he's an incredible player and he's unselfish", he said.