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Kevin Durant changed the league in an instant when he parted ways with the Thunder earlier this week. Since KD’s departure, Thunder guard Russell Westbrook has not made any official statements about the situation.
In his introductory press conference with the Warriors, Durant admit that he knew that he may have hurt some of the he had built in relationships OKC, and understands that Russell Westbrook may not be happy with his decision. But it looks like KD is happy with doing what was best for him, and he is hopeful that Westbrook can understand. Via Bay Area News Group:
Since Durant agreed to terms with the Warriors, reports emerged of some fracturing in his relationship with Westbrook. Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical said on his podcast that Westbrook was among the Thunder players bothered by Durant’s relationship with Draymond Green. Bleacher Report’s Howard Beck reported that there was frustration with Westbrook on Durant’s part as well.
“You know, we had great years, something that you’ll never take away from us,” Durant said. “But like I said, I wanted a new chapter in my life. I felt like it was time for it, and I made the decision. I couldn’t consider totally everybody’s feelings at this point because it would be hard to, so I just tried to focus on me but also realize the relationships that I had I still wanted those to be — I’m sure they won’t be the same, but I still wanted to go out there and leave with some class and some dignity, but hopefully I did, hopefully he understands, and I’m sure we’ll talk again.”