Kendrick Perkins Says Durant and Westbrook Are Speaking Again, And He Wouldn’t Be Surprised If KD Returned to OKC (Video)
According to Kendrick Perkins, one of the most talked about feuds of the 2016-17 NBA season might be a thing of the past.
Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook have not been on good terms for the last 10 months. It all started when Durant ditched Russ and the Oklahoma City Thunder and joined the arch rival Golden State Warriors just weeks after a heartbreaking Game 7 loss to the Warriors in the Western Conference Finals. Nobody really knows for sure what went down, but the word on the street was that Durant told Russ he was coming back, then didn’t give him a heads up when he decided to join the Warriors.
At that point the social media hype machine kicked into overdrive, interpreting every word and facial expression and sign of a feud between the former teammates. In reality, the Durant-Westbrook beef was probably never as serious as people would like to have believed. But there was definitely some hostility between the two, and on a few occasions this hostility came boiling to the surface.
However, now it sounds like KD and Russ are starting to bury the hatchet. On Monday, during the 2008 Celtics reunion on TNT’s Area 21, Kendrick Perkins said he’s been trying to mediate a reconciliation between his former Thunder teammates. And apparently they recently had a bit of a breakthrough after Westbrook broke the triple-double record.
“The night that Russ actually broke the record, I had texted KD the next day,” Perkins explained. “He sent me a text and was like, ‘Hey man, me and Russ had a nice conversation the other day.’…They’re back on talking terms.”
Perkins followed that up with a pretty bold and shocking prediction.
“I wouldn’t be surprised if [KD went] back to Oklahoma cause, in my opinion, I don’t think Russ is going nowhere.”
Take a look:
— Def Pen Hoops (@DefPenHoops) May 9, 2017
Hat Tip – [theScore]