Because everything LeBron James does is a big deal, James’s decision to exercise the early termination option in his Miami Heat contract and again become a free agent was a very big deal this week.
If James needed support, enter Kevin Durant. The Thunder star, in Washington on Wednesday afternoon to unveil his new Nike sneaker, said he didn’t understand the furor. “I don’t know what the big deal is,” Durant said, shortly after his “KD7″ was revealed. “You know, as a player, I think that’s the best way to go about it. You can have all your options. It’s better for you as a player to opt-out, because you can get a market deal, you can get more years. You never know what will happen if you pass up on that. So I didn’t know what the big deal was."
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