Was Russell Westbrook Trolling Kevin Durant with his Goofy Outfit Before Warriors-Thunder Game? (Videos)
Did you know that Kevin Durant is an amateur photographer? His former teammate Russell Westbrook does.
Last season Durant worked as a photographer at Super Bowl 50 for The Players Tribune. The following week he was talking to some reporters about the experience, and Westbrook stood right behind him the whole time, making fun of him.
Kevin Durant talks about his Super Bowl experience while Russell Westbrook heckles him pic.twitter.com/LXDpyZVRuK
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) February 8, 2016
Why are we talking about this now? Because it might help explain Westbrook’s very unusual choice of attire as he arrived at Oakland’s Oracle Arena for the Thunder’s first showdown against the Warriors since Durant signed with the Dubs in the offseason.
Take a look:
Yep, that’s a photographer bib. Like the one photographers wear at sporting events. Like the Super Bowl. Or the Warriors-Thunder game.
The prevailing theory among Twitter experts? That Westbrook was trolling his former teammate:
Russell Westbrook has arrived. (Of note: One of Kevin Durant’s hobbies is photography): pic.twitter.com/Tvus1gnxx4
— Royce Young (@royceyoung) November 4, 2016
Between the cupcakes and the photographers outfit, Westbrook is leading the league in shade too.
— Myles Brown (@mdotbrown) November 4, 2016
if westbrook does this pose at some point tonight then he’s the most savage active NBA player pic.twitter.com/8ykXuCdKYK
— ☕netw3rk (@netw3rk) November 4, 2016
But Westbrook denied that this was the case:
Annnd here’s Russell Westbrook pregame, explaining how his ensemble tonight is just an absolute total coincidence. pic.twitter.com/7EWedY4pyc
— Rachel Nichols (@Rachel__Nichols) November 4, 2016
And others have suggested other theories:
Media be like:
Westbrook arrived in shoes.
KD owns a pair of shoes.
Article title: “Westbrook takes more shots at KD”
— Agent 00 (@CallMeAgent00) November 4, 2016
— Byron Scott Adams (@basquiatball) November 4, 2016
Definitely deeper than a shot at his hobby. Sure it will eventually come out. https://t.co/tfbl8utCTn
— Nate Jones (@JonesOnTheNBA) November 4, 2016
Of course, Westbrook is an intense guy who likes to wear weird outfits. It’s possible this is just one of his more eccentric fashion choices.
That said, he also seemed pretty salty about the manner in which KD left town.
So is this somehow a dig at his former teammate? Who knows.
Hat Tip – [The Vertical]