Cameramen almost come to blows in fiery NBA interview

Getting access to professional athletes can be tough. Getting access to the Golden State Warriors, and specifically Kevin Durant, is apparently turning into a full-on battle.

At Warriors practice on Thursday, the media scrum – which could have been mistaken for a war zone - proved a dangerous place to be as several onlookers spectacularly found out.

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So much so that things got physical between two cameramen trying to defend their turf.

Footage showed two cameramen almost coming to blows after jostling for position to interview Durant.

Angry gestures were made. F-bombs were flying. When the first one was launched, a mystified Durant took notice and had to cut off his train of thought.

"What are we doing? Like, what are we doing?" a stunned Durant asked.

"Really what's going on? We're supposed to be here talking about basketball, that's the most important thing."

Things got heated at Warriors training on Thursday. Pic: NBA

One of the cameramen claimed the other guy cut in front of him but thankfully the feuding pair were separated before any punches were thrown.

Durant was answering questions about the big LeBron James rumours and what he thought of the game's biggest star linking up with Golden State.

"Bull****, but in this league, just like a couple years ago, me coming here nobody would have thought that. It's part of me as a basketball player, like let's just worry about basketball," Durant said.

"Then on the other side, we know it's business as well, and a lot of crazy things have happened since I've been in the league. And in the future, it's gonna be even crazier things that are going to happen."

According to reports, three-time NBA champion and four-time MVP James, 33, would consider meeting the Warriors in the off-season as free agency looms.

James – who is expected to decline his $35.6million player option and become an unrestricted free agent – is averaging 26.6 points, 8.7 assists and 7.9 rebounds this season.

But the Warriors already boast two-time MVP Stephen Curry, Durant, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green.