Westbrook-Durant dance around feud at all-star game


Neither Russell Westbrook nor Kevin Durant were interested at Friday's All-Star media availability in talking about their relationship and how a weekend of being teammates again will play out.

Westbrook's tactic to ignore was simple: re-route any Durant question toward fashion with a smile and a clear message.

"I don't know what you all need", said Westbrook. "I think it's just, guys are here and they're playing, and it's a great weekend for everybody to enjoy themselves". "I'm looking forward to it".

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When Westbrook was asked more questions about Durant and the Golden State Warriors, he began to reply with questions to the reporters about fashion.

Hey, Russ, what's it gonna be like to be in that locker room with Kevin Durant? I'm going to enjoy my weekend, enjoy my couple days I got off and get ready for the second half. And I think we all fit into that category.

The two did exchange words heading into a timeout in Durant's first game back in Oklahoma City since the trade last week. He also pointed out that he intends to play all four Warriors All-Star at the same time at a certain point of the game.

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"No, I don't want to talk about that", he said. "I didn't come here for there to be any drama or have a heart-to-heart with anyone".

While Westbrook may not be a gem of information for his actual sport, at least he's giving good fashion advice. Asked how he thinks Westbrook will play in this one, Durant said he doesn't care. Despite Westbrook's dominance this season, Oklahoma City ranks 20th in offense, due in large part to virtually no perimeter shooting (no one on the roster is shooting 40 percent from three-point range).

But with Lowry you never really know if he's joking or not. "We'll see when I get out there". The biggest thing with young teams to me, always, is always going to be inconsistencies.

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"There's a difference", Lowry cautioned. We'll see on Sunday.