Kevin Durant says media ‘manufactured’ his beef with Russell Westbrook
Any time Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook meet, the media hypes it up as a revenge game. One superstar teammate leaves the other for the direct rival team — what’s not to love?
Durant, however, feels like the media has played a huge role in creating tension between the two. Appearing on Bill Simmons’ podcast Friday, the currently injured Warriors star opened up about his relationship with his old friend, specifically during his first game against the Thunder.
Durant: Yeah, I can’t lie, it is. I mean, we spent some time together and Cheap Jerseys In China I understand like, who I left to go to and what happened, and all this stuff. And then, on top of that, I don’t really think he got a problem. But if you ask a man every single day about me, I would be pissed too. … I think that’s what added to this feud, or this beef we have, which is all manufactured.
The Warriors-Thunder meetings aren’t the only encounters these two have had. Much was made about All-Star weekend and how the two players would have to play with one another on the Western Conference team. Durant grew frustrated over how everything was under a microscope during those events and wishes he could have interacted more with his old teammate.
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