Westbrook and Durant represent basketball’s rare but existent drama within the league. Since Kevin Durant chose to leave the Oklahoma City Thunder and go play for the Golden State Warriors, it has caused a lot of controversy. Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant both emerged within the Thunder organization. As they emerged as superstars their friendship also blossomed.
Kevin Durant would even call Westbrook his brother. Because of this when Durant chose to go to the team that the Oklahoma City Thunder lost to, the media immediately looked to see the reaction of his brother. The Bleacher Report even claimed he received word from Durant through text. Russell did not react to the decision immediately, no matter how much he was asked. Durant’s decision shocked the Oklahoma, the NBA, and Oklahoma and ultimately, the world. As time went on, it was revealed that Durant and Westbrook relationship is no longer as it is. Through their three meetings so far during the 2016-2017 season, the world has longed to see a reconciliation between the two. As all star weekend emerges, the feud for the media anyways, only grows. All weekend Westbrook and Durant have both done very well to avoid questions about each other. It’s been closely watched by everybody. Westbrook and Durant are essentially being treated like two kids who need to make up. This is the problem within it’s self. Friendships grow and die, it’s a process of life. It almost seems that we are trying to force two grown men to reconcile for our own egos.