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Did LeBron recruit him to Lakers? Kevin Durant: 'Hell no, 100 percent false'

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Did LeBron recruit him to Lakers? Kevin Durant: 'Hell no, 100 percent false'

You might have forgotten about this one, so let's take a quick walk down memory lane.

Back in late June, ESPN's Stephen A. Smith said the following on "First Take":

"As it pertains to LeBron James and LA -- we know that the reports have been that he's making some phone calls. I got two phone calls last night -- after hours -- with folks telling me that LeBron James reached out to Kevin Durant via text about coming to Los Angeles.

"I don't know what Kevin Durant's response to him was. But I will tell you what I did hear, is that behind the scenes Kevin Durant was like, 'Why would I do that?' "

Did that in fact happen?

“Hell no. That was all false. All false. 100 percent false,” Durant told Mark Medina of the Bay Area News Group. “He didn’t talk about none of that stuff.”

OK then. Glad we settled that. Have a great rest of your day.

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller

Kevin Durant is out here commenting on snake posts on social media again

Kevin Durant is out here commenting on snake posts on social media again

Kevin Durant just can't let storylines die, even if he's poking fun at himself.

When the four-timing scoring champ left the Thunder for the Warriors in 2016, critics hurled insults at him that included "snake" and "cupcake."

On Tuesday, the Warriors forward took a self-deprecating approach to a video posted on Instagram of a snake slittering across a golf course.

"My bad, lemme get out your way," Durant wrote on Barstool Sports' Instagram post.

He also liked the video.

As you can imagine, Durant's comment garnered a lot of reaction.

Instagram user schlepmunsch left this comment: "You comment on this cause you're a snake yourself KD?"

Durant was one of many users that liked the comment.

Kevin Durant staying mum on DeMarcus Cousins' PUMA vs. Nike wisecrack

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Kevin Durant staying mum on DeMarcus Cousins' PUMA vs. Nike wisecrack

With just under 6:40 left in the second quarter Monday night, Kevin Durant's left shoe slipped off his foot, and he fell to the ground.

Warriors teammate DeMarcus Cousins -- who had a headset on as he joined Bob Fitzgerald and Jim Barnett on the NBC Sports Bay Area preseason broadcast -- used it as an opportunity.

"That wouldn't have happened in the PUMAs," Cousins joked. "That wouldn't have happened in PUMAs. PUMA life, baby."

[REWIND: Kevin Durant provides explanation for why his shoe repeatedly falls off]

So, did Cousins tell Durant about his TV comments?

"Yeah, man," Durant told reporters as he smiled and shook his head. "I ain't gonna tell ya'll what Boogie said to me in the locker room about my shoes.

"He got a contract he just signed, so I'll let him make it tonight."

So why did Cousins take a friendly jab? On Oct. 4, the big man signed a multiyear shoe deal with PUMA. Nike -- which pays Durant nearly $30 million annually -- has until Oct. 14 to match Cousins' offer from PUMA.

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller