James Worthy Rumors
We got Big Game James at LAX … and asked him what he thought of KD’s recent comments on “The Bill Simmons Podcast” — where Durant said he’d take Worthy’s starting spot next to Magic Johnson and co. if he could play for any historical team. “I think that’s ludicrous,” the Hall of Famer told TMZ Sports. “I don’t know how he came to that conclusion, but I disagree.”
James Worthy on Lonzo Ball — “He enhances everybody on the court. We haven’t had someone with that type of talent really since Magic.” “Big Game James” just dished out some serious praise to Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball — telling TMZ Sports he’s REALLY excited about the kid … and gave him one of the best compliments ever.
On a podcast with Hoops Hype’s Alex Kennedy, Nance explained the goals set for him for next season: “They really want me to stretch the floor next year, so that’s what I’m working on all summer, is the three-point jump shot. Especially now that we drafted Lonzo, they want me filling that James Worthy role. You know, sprinting up the sideline, being athletic, playing on the wing, and hopefully adding some more posters to my resume.”
Worthy is upset about a story Durant told on “The Bill Simmons Podcast” — in which KD says he met Worthy last year and they had a very cool conversation about Durant leaving OKC for Golden State. But Kevin says he learned a short time later that Worthy trashed him about the move during a TV interview. Durant felt betrayed and called James “shady” and “corny.” But Worthy says Durant’s version of the story is simply untrue — and he was so upset, he tracked down the TV interview in question to prove he’s not a two-faced liar.
Worthy says he reached out to the Golden State Warriors in an effort to clear things up with Durant and had hoped KD would set the record straight on a podcast this week, but that didn’t happen. Worthy says he’s REALLY upset at KD’s agent, Rich Kleiman, for encouraging the NBA star to “go negative.”