Kevin Durant has departed the Oklahoma City Thunder, we all know that, but the fallout surrounding his decision continues.
It was reported that his former teammate Russell Westbrook was 'sad' and 'angry' that the 2014 Most Valuable Player neglected to let him know about the decision personally. Like the rest of us, the point guard discovered the news via his post on the Players' Tribune.
According to Royce Young, the issues between the two All-Stars does not end there. During a recent TrueHoop podcast, the reporter said that Durant had even gone as far as telling Westbrook he would be staying in Oklahoma City.
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He said: "Three weeks ago, Kevin Durant's sitting there at dinner, telling him "Hey, I'm coming back, man. Don't worry about it." And now, Russell Westbrook has been kind of thrown into this in having to decide his future a summer earlier than expected.
"Kevin Durant, more so than even that, was telling people, 'hey, yeah, I mean I'm coming back.' Like I said in there, a week before Kevin Durant sat down in the Hamptons, he was in Oklahoma City ready to make an offer on a multi-million-dollar house. So, the guy was pretty serious about coming back, and then things turned rather quickly for him to leave. And there's no doubt that the organisation felt a little bit burned by this."
Young backtracked on his words somewhat on Twitter, claiming Westbrook believed KD was planning to stay, and stopping short of saying the forward lied to his teammate.
Westbrook's future with the franchise is unclear at this moment in time. They clearly want him to stay but are seeking some assurances over his position. A maximum extension is what they are really looking for from their solitary All-Star, but it seems the guard is still licking his wounds after his snub from KD.