Kendrick Perkins says Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant are talking again
Russell Westbrook’s run at history seems to have mended the rift with former teammate Kevin Durant.
Durant, who defected to the Golden State Warriors in the offseason, was at odds with the Oklahoma City Thunder superstar all season, but the former running mates patched things up in April, according to Kendrick Perkins — who played with both in Oklahoma City.
Perkins was on TNT’s “Area 21” after the Warriors finished a four-game sweep of the Utah Jazz on Monday night when he talked about the tensions between the two thawing recently.
“I was trying to figure out a way to…make them talk again, because I felt like the outside world was putting a beef there that really wasn’t too serious, you know what I mean?” Perkins said. “And so…the night that Russ actually broke the (triple-double) record, I had (text messaged) KD the next day, (and) he was talking about something, and he sent me a text and was like, ‘Hey man, me and Russ had a nice conversation yesterday.’…The media don’t even know nothing about it, but I just let it be known that they’re back on talking terms.”
Kendrick Perkins casually letting hoops world know that Kevin Durant & Russell Westbrook are back on speaking terms pic.twitter.com/H5dFmLTleA
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Perkins goes on to suggest that Durant might even go back to OKC after winning a title with the Warriors, but that seems like more of a stretch.
The Warriors await the winner of the Houston Rockets-San Antonio Spurs series in the Western Conference Finals.