Russell Westbrook on Kevin Durant’s ‘selfless’ Warriors talk: ‘That’s cute’
Russell Westbrook is still trying to make it clear to the media he doesn’t plan on talking about Kevin Durant all season long. And perhaps the Oklahoma City Thunder superstar made his strongest case yet on Thursday by sarcastically reacting to some comments from Durant.
Westbrook’s former Thunder teammate recently spoke at length about how the Golden State Warriors are much like a family. This seemingly would be a potshot at the Thunder, which appears to be how Westbook took it, despite his denying it.
“That’s cute, man,” he said, via newsOK.com.
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
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“That’s cute,” Westbrook continued. “My job is to worry about what’s going on here. We’re gonna worry about all the selfish guys we’ve got over here, apparently. We gonna figure that out.”
Westbrook presumably was reacting to these comments from Durant for the most part, in which the new Warrior praises his new team.
“You hear family a lot. That’s just a word sometimes, but this is really a lifestyle here,” Durant said in part. “You can feel it when you walk in the door, in the practice facility, everybody is just together. … 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.”
When Westbrook was asked if he interpreted Durant’s comments as a shot at the Thunder, he declined to say so, before stating he hopes to be done with all the Durant talk.
“To me it doesn’t matter,” Westbrook said. “My job is to worry about here. Honestly, I’m really tired of talking about it, so any time anybody asks me another question, I’m just not gonna answer. Just FYI. I’m not talking about it no more.”
Westbrook can hope all he wants for the Durant talk to end. But there’s little chance of it happening, even with his frequently standoffish demeanor with the media.
For what it’s worth, the Thunder and Warriors will meet four times in the regular season with the first game coming on Nov. 3. Should be interesting, to say the least.
[The Big Lead]