Published On: Sat, Aug 20th, 2016

LeBron: Durant joining Warriors is 'great for our league'

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David Richard-USA TODAY Sports / Reuters

The King sees nothing wrong with Kevin Durant‘s decision to join a 73-win team.

In fact, LeBron James applauded Durant’s move to join the Golden State Warriors in a recent interview with Business Insider.

“I think it’s all great for our league,” James said. “Our league is very competitive. It’s continued to grow, and Adam Silver has done a great job of picking up where David Stern started, so it’s pretty cool.”

Since announcing his move, Durant has been buried beneath an avalanche of criticism from those outside the league. Notable ex-players like Reggie Miller and Charles Barkley roundly dismissed Durant’s decision to chase a ring.

But James, like most of Durant’s contemporaries, sees nothing wrong with a player exercising his free agency and picking his employer as he sees fit.

And, of course, James would take no issue with Durant joining a superteam – James famously took his talents to South Beach six years ago to team up with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh.

Like Durant, James took a beating in the press for his decision at the time, but that strategy worked fantastically for James in the long run. He’s won three championships and cemented his legacy as one of the 10 greatest players of all time.

If Durant has his way, it’ll work out for him as well.

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