Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook Were Just Work Friends

ORLANDO, FL - JANUARY 18:  Kevin Durant #35 and Russell Westbrook #0 of the Oklahoma City Thunder wait during the game against the Orlando Magic at Amway Center on January 18, 2015 in Orlando, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook Were Just Work Friends

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Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook Were Just Work Friends

Kevin Durant was profiled by Rolling Stone. Finally, someone asked him about his relationship with Russell Westbrook. Turns out they weren’t best friends. Who knew? Via Rolling Stone:

I wasn’t even asking, ‘How do we play together?’ I was asking, ‘Where do y’all go eat, do y’all hang out together?'” These were salient questions for Durant. As close as people presumed he and Westbrook had been, they were never much more than work friends, he says. “We had our own cliques that we hung with on the road. Russell had his guys, I had mine. It was never a bad thing. Just how it was.”

Absolutely incendiary remarks. Can’t wait to hear what Russell Westbrook says about this fairly toothless comment that is probably based in fact.

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - JUNE 12: Russell Westbrook #0 of the Oklahoma City Thunder answers questions after the Thunder defeat the Miami Heat 105-94 in Game One of the 2012 NBA Finals at Chesapeake Energy Arena on June 12, 2012 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

And of course the profile must touch on this load of bull about the circumstances surrounding Durant choosing Golden State.

“It felt like that whole thing was set up for me to leave,” he says, “especially after they blew a lead in the finals, because I damn sure wasn’t going there if they’d won. But after Game Seven, I called up my agent and said, ‘Damn, dude, Golden State – what if?'”

You know who else appears to be famous friends? The Cavaliers. If they had lost, would Durant have gone to Cleveland? No.

Golden State won the title in 2015. They won 73 games last season. It came out in February that there was mutual interest between Durant and the Warriors. This was happening no matter how many Western Conference teams blew a 3-1 lead in the playoffs.

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