NBA Rumors: Durant vs. Smith and Injury Talk

October 6th, 2015 by Danny Garrison Leave a reply »

At the end of the month, the games will start to count in the NBA, so it's important to appreciate these last few weeks in which rumors and speculation rather than baskets and rebounds are allowed to fuel the conversation around the league. 

Pretty soon, Stephen A. Smith will be forced to evaluate Kevin Durant's perimeter defense rather than the status of their personal relationship. And if we're being completely honest with ourselves, that's a little disappointing. 

Here, we'll indulge our thirst for NBA rumors and address some less scandalous topics along the way.


The Latest on Durant vs. Smith 2015  Durant has battled a foot injury for the better part of this year, but he's discovered a new opponent ahead of the 2015 season. 

Stephen A. Smith instigated the situation last week when the ESPN personality declared Durant's "primary objective" was a contract with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2016 (h/t Steve DelVecchio of Larry Brown Sports). 

Durant countered Friday by rejecting Smith's claim at the rim. 

Smith took exception to t ...

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