The major difference between Kevin Durant of the Golden State Warriors and LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavs is not on the court of basketball. It is in the walk of life. James is a man, with a family, who leads his team, win or lose. KD is a man child, without his own wife and family, but with an overbearing mother, who follows others as a major clog on a team of great superstars. They both are supreme basketball players at the highest of levels of the sport.
Yet, Kevin Durant is not the sportsman that LeBron James is. Durant see the game with winning and having fun doing so as most important.
James sees the game is more than just about winning. To him, the honor of leading a group of guys in that journey of the game, season to season, to a championship as most important.
Is this Durant’s fault chasing titles and having fun as the most important thing in life? No, I do not think so. He was raised the way he was and you cannot change into something you are not. He will always have that personality of wanting the game to be fun. It was not fun in Oklahoma City after a long run on Reno Street. It just was not. Maybe in time Durant will shed his childish dreams of life having more to do with yourself than others. Sure, he loves his teammates in Golden State as he did in Oklahoma City. But to a point.
Time will bare the truth. In that truth, LeBron James will come out as the real winner, both in life and on the basketball court. We can hope for Mr. Durant to realize the game is not all about just winning and having fun.
That is the way I see it sports fans.
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