Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant embark on separate paths this coming 2016-17 NBA season. However, the break-up has kept many wondering if there is more than meets the eye.
Someone who got the chance to play alongside both Westbrook and Durant may be able to shed some light to the whole fracas, Kendrick Perkins. He played with both NBA stars for quite some time and should know if a rift does exist.
When Perkins was interviewed via the Vertical Podcast, he summed it all up as the lack of appreciation of both players on one another. Apparently, this had to do with the fact that both are primetime NBA stars who found it hard to co-exist.
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Before he left the Thunder, the obvious star of the show was Durant. However, Westbrook did have his moments and on more than one occasion bailed out Durant and the rest. That said, Perkins believes that the problem is both failed to appreciate each other.
There was a lack of compliment between the two and such ahs bothered Perkins to this day. The mere fact of hearing that the two are not in communication has been a cause for concern for the big man enforcer.
Just the same, he believes that the two are good friends and the circus that they both find themselves in have more to it. Durant wants a ring while Westbrook wants to establish himself as a star. Depending on how people see it, the different routes render different perspectives, Yard Barker reported.
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The two have been made to look like it was something serious. In a sense, it could be true but somewhere down along the line, both may need to thresh out their differences if there is indeed one.
A lot of the love (or hate) is likely to show when the two take the floor on opposing sides this coming season.