After LeBron James suffered a right corneal abrasion Friday in the Cavaliers’ win over the Hornets, his status seemed very much in doubt for Saturday’s game against the Wizards.
James himself vowed, “I ain’t playin if I have to wear goggles.” Guess again.
“I was like, I’m trying to build a second part of my life as a man living in a different part of the country, just trying to do different things,” Durant said. “I did everything I was supposed to do in the D.C.-Maryland-Virginia area, I felt. Now it’s time to do something new. I didn’t want to come back. That’s just my thought process behind it. It had nothing to do with basketball, the fans, the city.”
Durant did admit that LeBron James’ decision to return to his home state of Ohio briefly made him consider returning home to D.C., but it was a short-lived thought.
“I thought about what it might be like,” Durant said. “I thought about it. But it made LeBron’s situation different because he got drafted there. So it was like he was home already, so he knew what it was like. It wasn’t like it was his first time going back. For me, I never played at home. I didn’t know what it would be. I know every time I go back it’s pretty hectic, and I just wanted to focus on basketball and not have to worry about a lot of stuff that comes with being at home.”
Durant returns to D.C. on Tuesday night, taking on the Wizards Cheap Baseball Jerseys China at the Cheap Authentic Jerseys Verizon Center.