Report: Kevin Durant Lied & Told Russell Westbrook He’d Re-Sign with The Thunder
Ever since Kevin Durant made the decision to leave the Oklahoma City Thunder and join the record breaking Golden State Warriors squad, he’s been getting killed on social media for joining a team that eliminated him former squad less than a month ago in the playoffs.
It got that much worse on Wednesday when it was reported that Durant spoke with former teammate Russell Westbrook prior to his decision, telling him he wasn’t going anywhere. Ultimately, we know how that turned out.
According to ESPN.com’s Royce Young on ESPN’s TrueHooppodcast:
“Three weeks ago, Kevin Durant’s sitting there at dinner, telling him “Hey, I’m coming back, man. Don’t worry about it.” And now, Russell Westbrook has been kind of thrown into this in having to decide his future a summer earlier than expected.
Kevin Durant, more so than even that, was telling people, “Hey, yeah, I mean I’m coming back.” Like I said in there, a week before Kevin Durant sat down in the Hamptons, he was in Oklahoma City ready to make an offer on a multi-million-dollar house. So, the guy was pretty serious about coming back, and then things turned rather quickly for him to leave. And there’s no doubt that the organization felt a little bit burned by this.”
Westbrook was also reportedly hurt and upset that Durant didn’t even call and tell him personally. Expect a career season for Westbrook next year, especially when he plays against the Warriors.