The West’s bench mockingly celebrated, and pretty much everyone — broadcasters, Twitter users, people in general, acted like this meant Westbrook liked Durant again. (Ok, DeAndre Jordan yelling yaaaaaay was funny).
From my significant experience having played basketball in middle school, I can tell you that no, passing the ball to someone does not mean that you like them.
But we can pretend. Just like we all pretend every day, say, at the workplace, that we like people that we really dislike.