Rumor: Kevin Durant eying Lakers if he leaves Thunder

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Remember when Kevin Durant said not to trust any rumors about his free agency if they didn’t come from his agent or manager?

He wanted to avoid stuff like this.

Stephen A. Smith of ESPN (hat tip: Glenn Erby of Black Sports Online):

Regardless of how senseless it may make, in one breath I’m hearing that if Kevin Durant doesn’t stay in Oklahoma City, L.A. is his primary objective and landing spot as opposed to South Beach or even his home of Washington, D.C.

Smith also linked Durant to the Knicks. If he keeps mentioning teams, Smith will eventually be right.

Here’s what I think is happening. People around Durant – maybe even some with influence – have differing opinions about what he should do. Smith might have spoken to some of them, and they’re projecting their own desires.

So, if I were a Lakers fan, I’d view this report as a positive if anything. But I’d mostly view it as nothing.