Kevin Durant responds to LeBron James' jealousy comments

by Darnell Mayberry Modified: January 16, 2014 at 2:42 pm •  Published: January 16, 2014

HOUSTON -- Kevin Durant tried to act as though he hadn't seen or heard LeBron James' latest comments about him.

"What he say?" Durant asked, rhetorically.

"How can I not see it? It's been on CNN. It's been on ABC, FOX Sports. Man, it's been everywhere. Ya'll blowing that out of proportion, man. I mean, I'm pretty sure, matter of fact, I'm 100 percent sure LeBron can do whatever he wants."

The Miami Heat star made headlines earlier this week when he told ESPN.com that he is "jealous" of Durant's freedom to shoot until his heart's content.

"I get jealous sometimes when I look over at KD and he's like 16-for-32 (from the field) and then 14-for-34. ...Man," James was quoted as saying.

"There are games when I have it going, and then at the end of the game, I'm like, damn, I shot just 12-for-16? Why don't I get up at least six or seven more? I definitely notice it."

James is averaging a career-low 16.2 shot attempts but shooting a career-high 58.7 percent from the field. He's purposely dedicated himself to being a more efficient scorer over the past two seasons, and he still sacrifices shot attempts to orchestrate the Heat offense and get teammates involved.

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by Darnell Mayberry
OKC Thunder Senior Reporter
Darnell Mayberry grew up in Langston, Okla. and is now in his third stint in the Sooner state. After a year and a half at Bishop McGuinness High, he finished his prep years in Falls Church, Va., before graduating from Norfolk State University in...
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