Sports | July 26, 2018 9:45 am

Kevin Durant Calls LeBron James Going to the Lakers a “Perfect Decision”

The Warriors forward said he “loved” his fellow superstar’s choice to head to L.A.

LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors looks on during Game Four of the 2018 NBA Finals on June 8, 2018 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors looks on during Game Four of the 2018 NBA Finals on June 8, 2018 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Since leaving the Oklahoma City Thunder for the Warriors after losing to Golden State in the playoffs, Kevin Durant has been roundly ripped for his “if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em” attitude.

Clearly living in a glass house when it comes to NBA free agency decisions, Durant did not throw any stones when asked about LeBron James choosing to sign with the Lakers in LA.

In a recent interview with The Undefeated, the two-time NBA champ said he “absolutely loved” that James chose to leave the Cavaliers for the Warriors and said the King’s decision to head to the Western Conference was a “perfect move” for James’ career.

“I think this is the perfect next step for him, and he’s kinda breaking down the barriers of what an NBA superstar is supposed to be,” Durant said. “You feel like you’re just supposed to play it out in one spot. I think he did a good job of giving different chapters. I think it’s gonna make his book even more interesting when it’s done.”

Unlike Durant, James can’t exactly be accused of chasing a ring by changing his scenery as the Lakers play in the same conference and division as the Warriors.

Considering they now have five legit NBA All-Stars on their roster (DeMarcus Cousins, Durant, Stephen Curry, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson), Golden State is an overwhelming favorite to win the NBA title next season. The Lakers still have a chance, but not a big one.

Here’s Durant’s full interview: