Warriors coach Steve Kerr isn’t worried about LeBron James playing in the West.
In a wide-ranging piece from ESPN on Sunday that featured different responses from around the league on James signing with the Lakers, Kerr didn’t have much to say about Golden State playing against the four-time MVP.
”I am not going to give that any thought because I got my own team to worry about,” Kerr said.
James, who signed a four-year contract with the Lakers this summer, undoubtedly will shake up the Western Conference. The Warriors are coming off back-to-back NBA titles and have won the championship three of the last four years, but James has made eight straight NBA Finals appearances.
Warriors forward Kevin Durant revealed earlier this week that he “absolutely loved” James’ choice to join the Lakers.
“I thought it was the perfect decision, perfect move, did everything he was supposed to do in Cleveland,” Durant told The Undefeated .
“I think this is the perfect next step for him, and he’s kinda breaking down the barriers of what an NBA superstar is supposed to be. You feel like you’re just supposed to play it out in one spot. I think he did a good job of giving different chapters. I think it’s gonna make his book even more interesting when it’s done.”
Durant appears eager for the challenge of James playing in the West, while Kerr doesn’t seem too concerned.