LeBron James knows a thing or two (or 12,000!) about being criticized, both fairly and unfairly, by the media. He's been poked or prodded by reporters, columnists, and bloggers for years now. So earlier today, he had a few things to say about The Oklahoman referring to Kevin Durant as "Mr. Unreliable" yesterday. And specifically, he seemed to warn the entire city of OKC against badmouthing KD. Or else…
LeBron came to Durant's defense on Mr. Unreliable headline: "He's got to become a free agent one day."— Michael Wallace (@WallaceNBA_ESPN) May 2, 2014
At this point, just about everyone has spoken up about the "Mr. Unreliable" headline and it's become increasingly clear that it was a bad idea for the newspaper to run with that headline. But is it something that would make KD seriously consider leaving the Thunder at some point? We would certainly hope that KD wouldn't be that petty about it when his current contract is up, especially since he's going to receive criticism anywhere he goes. But we'll just have to wait and see if the headline really has any effect on KD's future decisions.