NBA Rumors: LeBron James obsessed with beating Warriors with Kevin Durant

NBA Rumors: LeBron James obsessed with beating Warriors with Kevin Durant

LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers shocked the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals last year by winning in Game 7 after going down 3-1 in the best-of-seven series. However, new NBA rumors state that even that accomplishment is not stopping LeBron from being more motivated in the upcoming NBA season because of the Warriors’ acquisition of superstar Kevin Durant.

Lee Jenkins, senior writer for Sports Illustrated, claims that LeBron is “as driven” in winning the title in the new NBA season like he was last year. The arrival of Durant in Golden State has given the Cavaliers franchise player a new reason to aim for back-to-back titles.

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“You know, I was expecting a different sense about him when we met up, because I figured there shouldn’t be as much pressure on him now that he’s accomplished the impossible,” Jenkins told

“But he seems just as driven as if he hadn’t just won an NBA championship for Cleveland. He’s so accustomed and comfortable with pressure; he just thrives off that pressure.”

According to Jenkins, LeBron James is even “working harder” this offseason and mentioned that Durant going to the Warriors is the main motivation for the Cavs superstar.

James has to work harder because the Warriors “super team” has vastly improved and also features the likes of All-Stars Draymond Green, Klay Thompson and Andre Iguodala.

Jenkins is the writer who broke the story on LeBron James’ decision to leave the Miami Heat and return to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

James is expected to be one of the NBA Most Valuable Player (MVP) candidates again next season. He will battle Durant and Curry for that title along with other contenders like Russell Westbrook (Oklahoma City Thunder), Kawhi Leonard (San Antonio Spurs) and Anthony Davis (New Orleans Pelicans).

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LeBron James, Kevin Durant and his teammate Stephen Curry are considered the best players in the NBA in this era. James beating both Durant and Curry in the NBA Finals will be seen as the greatest achievement in his career.

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