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Time heals all wounds.
What as soon as felt like irreconcilable variations between former teammates Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant is now water beneath the bridge, new Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder star Paul George informed ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski in a current one-on-one interview.
“No matter went between him and Russ, that is their enterprise,” George stated when requested if he’d attempt to determine what went flawed between the 2, in response to The Oklahoman’s Adam Kemp. “It isn’t my level to need to know or need to work out what occurred. It is pointless. They’re buddies, they’re again good once more. I am right here to construct one thing totally different and one thing particular.”
When Durant made his determination to depart OKC and signal with the seventy three-win Golden State Warriors in free company final summer time, he knowledgeable Westbrook he was leaving him excessive and dry by way of textual content message, which he reportedly deleted instantly. The 4-time scoring champion admitted that their bond might be broken past restore, and that it might undoubtedly by no means be the identical.
When ESPYS host Peyton Manning cracked a joke concerning the extremely scrutinized departure in his opening monologue Wednesday, each Durant and Westbrook have been seen within the viewers being extraordinarily stoic, a lot in order that it was troublesome to decipher whether or not they have been in on the joke, or genuinely upset.
Nonetheless, contemplating all that is occurred in a yr’s time (Durant captures title with Warriors and Finals MVP, Westbrook averages triple-double en path to MVP win), paired with George’s remarks, maybe all events concerned are certainly prepared to maneuver ahead.