Paul George reveals Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook are friends again

OAKLAND, CA - JANUARY 18: Kevin Durant
OAKLAND, CA - JANUARY 18: Kevin Durant /

In a recent interview with Adrian Wojnarowski, Paul George revealed that Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook are on friendly terms again.

Ever since Kevin Durant left the Oklahoma City Thunder for the Golden State Warriors, the rivalry between him and Russell Westbrook was on. What ensued was both players having perhaps the biggest years of their individual careers.

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Durant won his first NBA Championship and was named NBA Finals MVP. Westbrook finished with the most triple-double performances in a season in NBA history and won the regular season MVP award. Despite the split, it ended up working out well for both of them.

While there was a feud initially, it seemed to all be squashed during All-Star Weekend in New Orleans, when Durant and Westbrook teamed together. After the little timeout on the bench shenanigans that appeared to show them become friends again, things became different.

Now, it appears that they are indeed friends again. In an interview with ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski on The Woj Pod, Paul George talked about life in Oklahoma City thus far. One of the things he mentioned was Durant and Westbrook becoming “buddies” again (transcribed via Adam Kemp of The Oklahoman).

“Whatever went between him and Russ that’s their business. It’s not my point to want to know or want to figure out what happened. It’s pointless. They are buddies, they are back good again.  I’m here to build something different and something special.”

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So was pretty much presumed at this point is now confirmed by George. That won’t change the rivalry between the Warriors and Thunder on the court, as the fans aren’t certainly going to forget what happened.

It just means everyone is good again off the court. In the end, both players ended up getting what they wanted individually out of the split in the long run. Durant got a title and Westbrook got the accolades he has been seeking. That’s not to say Westbrook doesn’t want a title either, but he got to take the league by storm for a year in remarkable fashion.