Breaking down Kevin Durant and Lil Dicky’s LeBron Debate

CLEVELAND, OH - JUNE 9: Kevin Durant
CLEVELAND, OH - JUNE 9: Kevin Durant /
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Hotter than hot takes…

The comedic rapper David Burd, also known as Lil Dicky or LD for short, is best known for the hit “Save That Money” (2015) and most recent hit “Pillow Talking” (2017). He tweeted yesterday about LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, with a surprising clap back from Kevin Durant, Golden State Warriors 2017 Finals MVP.

LD’s original lyrics tweeted

Disregarding the math, this is a bold statement to be made.

Durant chimes in

James cannot be traded unwillingly because he is one of just three players in the NBA with a No-Trade clause in his contract as ESPN’s Marc Stein explains

It requires 8 years in the league and 4 years with a particular team to be eligible. James, as well as Dirk Nowitzki with the Dallas Mavericks and Carmelo Anthony with the New York Knicks..

Durant is likely speaking in a more broad sense about the unthinkable audacity required to trade the city’s greatest athlete all-time. James is to Cleveland, Ohio; what Warren Buffet is to Omaha, Nebraska.

But in an indirect sense, Durant is right here nonetheless because the rare no-trade clause only exists because of James’ immense value.