LeBron James says Kevin Durant's move to the Warriors is "pretty cool"

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LeBron James is a man who knows all about tough decisions.

Back in 2010 in fact, he made 'The Decision', which extravagantly signaled his intent to depart his hometown franchise of the Cleveland Cavaliers and head to the Miami Heat.

James was ridiculed for his decision, despite the success that ensued. He returned home to Cleveland four years later and brought the city it's first ever championship this summer.

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That's a long road to redemption, though, and Kevin Durant must feel a million miles away from that.

KD departed the OKC Thunder for the Golden State Warriors this summer and a super team with four starting All-Stars has been assembled.

So what does LeBron - who defeated GSW in the NBA Finals last term - think about Durant's decision? King James told Business Insiders that he is cool with the move.

"So, I think it’s all great for our league. Our league is very competitive. It’s continued to grow, and [NBA Commissioner] Adam Silver has done a great job of picking up where David Stern started, so it’s pretty cool….

Does he see any parallels between Durant's move to Oakland and his to South Beach all those years ago?

"Well, I think every decision is different. My decision to leave Cleveland to go to Miami and then go back is different from Kevin Durant leaving OKC [home of the Oklahoma City Thunder] and going to the Warriors. It’s different from Shaq leaving Orlando and going to the [Los Angeles] Lakers. It’s different from Michael retiring, coming back, retiring, coming back, and then going to the [Washington] Wizards.

"So I think every decision is different, and how much you have invested in that player, I guess, or how much you feel for that player is how you’re going to react. So everyone is different."

Ultimately, KD will be judged on the number of rings he accumulates. He may well be able to go back to OKC down the road in LeBron-esque fashion, but first of all, he has to justify his decision to end nine years with the Thunder in the first place.

And, LeBron was never going to say it is unfair, was he?

Stephen Curry
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LeBron James
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