Golden State’s Kevin Durant had some glowing words for his new organization earlier this week.
They work together. You hear family a lot. That’s just a word sometimes, but this is really a lifestyle here. You can feel it when you walk in the door, in the practice facility, everybody is just together. That’s something that I can appreciate as a basketball player and someone who values relationships. You can tell that that’s what they stand on, that’s what we stand on. I feel really grateful to play for a team like that and play with a bunch of players who are selfless and enjoy the game in its purest form. They make it about the players, they make it about the environment, so it was really an easy choice.”
Russell Westbrook was predictably asked to respond to the comments and he did so with the sharp tongue we’ve come to know and love.
Westbrook on Durant’s comments this week: “That’s cute. We’re gonna worry about all the selfish guys we’ve got over here, apparently.” pic.twitter.com/FLjzjAZgla — Erik Horne (@ErikHorneOK) October 13, 2016
“That’s cute, man,” Westbrook said. “That’s cute. But my job is to worry about what’s going on here. We’re going to worry about all the selfish guys we got over here apparently.”
The Thunder guard went on to say that although he doesn’t care about Durant’s comments, he’s getting tired of being asked about them.
And that could be a problem. The media is not going to stop serving Durant’s words to Westbrook on a silver platter in the hopes he comments on their saltiness. Any crumb of controversy is catnip.
Durant’s original comments didn’t seem to be an overt shot at Westbrook or any other former teammate but you saw how they were interpreted.
Should be a fun year.