Breaking News: Stephen A. Smith says Durant "too buddy, buddy" with Lebron.

By aaronmccune
Dec. 17, 2015

For his career Kevin Durant is averaging 27.31 a game while Lebron is sitting slightly above at 27.32. That's where the comparisons end. The two have drastically different skill sets and bring different things to the table for their respective teams. At the end of the day none of that matters. The only thing that matters is that Lebron is 15-4 vs Kevin Durant. Today on First Take, Stephen A. Smith intimated that Durant's affection for his buddy Lebron inhibits his ability to beat the King.  The word he used was "vitriol". I don't think that Kevin has to hate Lebron in order to have more success against him on the playing field. This is  a new era. These guys are all playing grab ass and taking selfies with eachother. I do think that Kevin needs to be able to compartmentalize his friendship. Maybe give Lebron a hard foul during the game to let him know that when we step on the court and only when we are on the court we're not friends. I think the reasons for Lebron's dominance are more nuanced and numerous than Stephen A. Smith's buddy-buddy theory. The chasm between the two in the only category that counts, wins, is too wide for there to be only one reason. Let me know what you think.