Kevin Durant and LeBron James are two of the biggest rivals in the NBA right now. The forwards are always mentioned in debates about the best player in the league, exchanging positions depending on who you ask. 

One would think they dislike each other, but that's far away from reality. They're very good friends, and KD showed that after capturing the gold medal in the 2021 Summer Olympics. 

More recently, KD came in LeBron's defenses for all the criticism he receives from the media. Durant isn't a stranger to that, and he called out a lot of people for wanting James to be perfect and not make mistakes simply because he's one of the best players of his generation.