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Skip Bayless says Kevin Durant is his man. Well, Kevin Durant is everyone’s man. If Denzel Washington was courtside in Oklahoma City, he’d undoubtedly watch him play and say, “My man” to Ethan Hawke under his breath.
Yesterday, Durant and his teammate Russell Westbrook got into a shouting match (Hoopsworld.com) on the bench, when Westbrook told teammate Thabo Sefolosha, “Shoot the ****ing ball!” Westbrook was pissed, and his teammates tried to calm him down. Durant got active in the “calming down” period, like any captain does, and Westbrook and him got into a tussle.
Now… the immediate reaction would be, “Okay, here we go… Westbrook’s getting into more trouble with his teammates, and the Thunder will collapse.”
Not so fast, we say.
“We’re going to disagree sometimes, like I’ve always been saying,” Durant told the Oklahoman after the game. “But I’m behind him 110 percent, and he’s the same way with me. And you seen when we came on the floor we clicked and everything started to work from there.”
Like Stephen A. Smith says in that video with Bayless, this was a real argument in front of thousands of people, not a “media creation.” It is, however, being blown out of proportion.
Watch this video of Jonathan Toews (Kevin Durant) explaining his sometimes volatile/sometimes magical relationship with teammate Patrick Kane (Russell Westbrook):
They won the Stanley Cup together. They eat dinner together. If basketball had the mindset of hockey, and if ball players weren’t prima donnas and didn’t hold grudges like 14-year-old girls who steal each others’ boyfriends, the sport and the Oklahoma City Thunder would be in a much better place.
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