After Kevin Durant butt heads with Russell Westbrook in his go back to Oklahoma Town on Wednesday night, the reigning NBA Finals MVP says the attention shouldn’t be on him and his former teammate.
“It’s not about me and Russ,” he said to ESPN’s Chris Haynes after Golden Condition lost to Oklahoma Town on Wednesday. “It’s about the Thunder and the Warriors. Myself and Russ happen to be competing out there. That’s area of the game. It’s basketball. It’s not about us. We’re merely playing the game, and trash conversing is component of it. That’s all it is.”
Durant and Westbrook met head-to-head in the 3rd quarter of the Thunder’s 108-91 win over the Warriors. It was the second time both experienced a shouting match since Durant remaining Oklahoma Town two summers ago.
BEEN WAITING TWO YEARS FOR THIS.
For the love of god everyone LOG OFF THE COURT and make it possible for them take up 1-on-1 for rest of second half pic.twitter.com/yco2Corm3i – Rob Perez (@Environment_Wide_Wob) November 23, 2017
The two also gave fans another moment when Westbrook tried to interrupt Durant’s high-fives after building a free throw.
@World_Large_Wob westbrook with the common #PETTYWARZ pic.twitter.com/f1mSnR1z4r – Z deGrasse Tyson (@isaiahlopez1515) November 23, 2017
Durant and Westbrook tried to make it about everything else apart from themselves. Westbrook explained he’s just going out and competing every night, that he’s “approaching at your neck each and every night,” post-game to ESPN’s Cassidy Hubbarth. He merely wanted Durant to know that.
Durant responded: “That’s all part of the game,” to Haynes “It happens. That’s it. It ought to be about the game, not us.”
Either way, this business have beef no matter what they say.