Following Kobe Bryant’s announcement of his decision to retire at the end of the season, Kevin Durant decided to call out the media for unfair treatment of Bryant. Durant felt it was disrespectful that Bryant was being overly criticized and mocked for his diminishing play this season. In his words, Durant said the media treated Bryant “like shit” before the announcement.
LeBron James was asked about the story and offered a different perspective. James feels Bryant has been fairly treated and the media has done a great job building up Kobe to his current stature as one of the greatest all-time NBA superstars.
LeBron James' full quote on why he disagrees with Kevin Durant's take on the media's treatment of Kobe Bryant. pic.twitter.com/I9taoTRaeM
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) December 1, 2015