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LOS ANGELES — LeBron James vowed on Wednesday night to seek more information about the controversial comments made by Kevin Durant claiming the environment surrounding James with the Los Angeles Lakers is “toxic.”
James insisted he had not read excerpts from a Bleacher Report article in which Durant indicated that potential free agents may shy away from the Lakers due to the incessant attention and focus upon its biggest star. Durant also commented that James is treated softly by “fanboys” in the media who “fawn” over him.
“I did not,” James said when asked by USA TODAY Sports if he had seen the story and the “toxic” comment. “I believe that’s probably not the whole quote so I am not going to comment on that.
“I will love to see the whole transcript of what was asked of him, the context of what was asked, why it was asked, and the whole thing. I am not going to comment on it. I don’t know the whole thing — that would be stupid on my…