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Any good sports reporter is going to have sources that he leans on for intel if they prove to be accurate. ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith may have to reconsider his tea spiller since Kevin Durant has called him out for “making stuff up.”

It started when Smith alleged that Kevin Durant was considering the Los Angeles Lakers as a possible destination if he were to dip his toe into free agency.

However, KD pretty much said “nah” on Smith’s reporting. Sports reporter Anthony Slater of The Oklahoman spoke to Durant, who told him, “I have people who I talk to about everything and I know for a fact they didn’t talk to him, so he’s making up stories.”

Rather than eating crow, Smith went on a longwinded diatribe about how he still believes in his sources, and stands by his statement.

“At NO time did I ever say I SPOKE to K.D. Or his family,” tweeted Smith. “Or his brother, friends, teammates, etc. (although I can assure you all I have on several occasions in the past). I said I HEARD from folks I know — in a league I’ve been covering for 19 years — that if he were to leave OKC as a free agent, these are the cities I was told he was considering. OKC. LA. Miami. DC. NY. I stand by it all.”

You can see the full rebuttal on the flip. Who do you think needs more people?

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