Russell Westbrook has reportedly agreed to a three-year extension with the Oklahoma City Thunder to put speculation about his future to bed. To the surprise of many, the superstar point guard will remain with the organisation despite the departure of Kevin Durant.
The Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics were two franchises rumoured to be interested in Westbrook. It had been suggested Boston could attempt a trade before the new season commences, while the Lakers were apparently confident of acquiring him in free agency.
However, following the decision that will see him sign a $85.7 million deal, his teammate Enes Kanter has taken to Twitter to poke fun at Los Angeles fans who were expecting to sign the 27-year-old in the not too distant future.
The Turkish star used the legendary Crying Jordan meme to laugh at the expense of Lakers fans, who are still searching for that superstar talent to compliment the growth of youngsters D'Angelo Russell, Julius Randle and Brandon Ingram.
Unfortunately for them, it will not be Westbrook, but the Thunder can now look forward to a more certain future with the triple-double machine. Without Durant, it frees up the guard up to completely run the team and it will make for exciting viewing. Expect more explosive play as he attempts to do it all.
KD's and Serge Ibaka's absence means the dressing room at the Chesapeake Energy Arena will have a different feel, but OKC certainly has a better roster than when they failed to reach the playoffs in 2015.