Paul George
Paul George called Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook “buddies.” (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Now that Paul George is a member of the Oklahoma City Thunder, he is presumably in contact with Russell Westbrook more frequently. Now Westbrook’s teammate, George says that the MVP’s feud with Kevin Durant is over. From ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski (transcribed by Chris Walder of The Score):

“Whatever went between him and Russ, that’s their business,” George said when asked if he’d try to figure out what went wrong between the two, according to The Oklahoman’s Adam Kemp. “It’s not my point to want to know or want to figure out what happened. It’s pointless. They are buddies, they are back good again. I’m here to build something different and something special.”

This is fantastic to hear if true. George didn’t just say: “they’re OK.” He said they’re buddies. That’s a good sign, right? Even if George’s tone was a bit dismissive of the question.

There has been (a whole lot) of reported tension between Durant and Westbrook ever since Durant left the Thunder to join the Golden State Warriors.

In the end, the relationship between Durant and Westbrook is probably discussed a bit too much; it shouldn’t matter all that much to the public, right? Regardless of the relationship between the two, both are fantastic players. Plus, they aren’t on the same team anymore. They aren’t obligated to be best friends.


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