It’s safe to say that Stephen Curry and Russell Westbrook aren’t the biggest fans of one another.
Not only have they been rivals for a number of years as two of the best point guards on two of the best recent Western Conference teams, but after Kevin Durant bolted, leaving Westbrook behind to join Curry, tension has been at an all-time high.
On Monday night, the two teams squared off in Oklahoma City. Since Durant was still out nursing his knee injury, the focus was on the interactions between the two point guards, who have traded disrespectful words in the media over the past couple of weeks.
Setting up for a jump ball between their teammates, the tension finally boiled over, as Semaj Christon pushed Curry from behind. Westbrook then got involved, placing his arm on Curry’s chest.
Immediately, the back-to-back MVP flipped out and shoved Westbrook, however seemingly directing his anger towards Christon. That led Brodie to get really upset. Check out the interaction below.
As you can imagine, NBA fans immediately took to Twitter to offer their thoughts on what happened.
The overall consensus was that if Westbrook and Curry got to each other, one of them would easily win the fight.
This man would even pay to see it happen.
Perhaps this could be a Pay-Per-View option for the NBA in the future?
Other fans pointed out that Curry got the best of Westbrook in every sense on Monday. The Warriors point guard had 23 points and had four rebounds and six assists in the 111-95 victory. He also went 7-of-12 from beyond the three-point line.
There were some who had the alternate opinion, arguing that one game doesn’t define Westbrook’s potentially historic season.
In 27 minutes in the blowout loss on Monday, he had 15 points on just 4-of-16 shooting to go along with eight rebounds and seven assists.
Westbrook is averaging 31.4 points, 10.5 rebounds and 10.3 assists on the campaign and is looking to become the first player to record a season-long triple-double since Oscar Robertson in the 1961-1962 season.
Along with James Harden, LeBron James and Kawhi Leonard, Westbrook remains very much in the mix for this year’s MVP award.
On the season, Curry’s Warriors have gone 4-0 against Westbrook’s Thunder. While the two teams are very different in terms of talent, Westbrook hasn’t been able to inflict his domination on Golden State.
Now all we can do is hope that the two teams somehow meet in the NBA Playoffs, where the drama would be even more intense than it was in the final regular season matchup.