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It’s safe to say that Thunder guard Russell Westbrook has always been a bit of a troll. He is very good at it too.
This offseason majority of headlines that the explosive guard has been making have something to do with his former teammate Kevin Durant. The 27-year-old’s first move on social media after Kevin Durant announced his decision to join the Warriors was posting a photo of fourth of July themed cupcakes.
Apparently there is much more meaning behind the post. The term “cupcake” was used by Durant and Westbrook in their OKC days when referring to someone who was “soft”. Via SportsIllustrated:
Westbrook and Durant were not best buds, but they were peerless partners, a souped-up Stockton and Malone, transporting a mini market to the big time. Westbrook’s closest friends are actually former high school teammates, long-standing wing men like Donnell Beverly and Demetrius (Juice) Deason, who flank him in summer pickup games and play dominoes with him on the Fourth. “He didn’t talk much about what happened,” says Beverly. Westbrook didn’t disparage Durant. He didn’t judge him. All he did was take a picture. When Kendrick Perkins played center for the Thunder, he called teammates “cupcake” if he thought they were acting a little soft. Westbrook and Durant adopted the term in jest. Westbrook posted a bittersweet pic on Instagram: three plates of cupcakes topped by red and blue stars and sprinkles.