During his time with the Oklahoma City Thunder, one couldn't think of Kevin Durant without thinking about his partner in crime, Russell Westbrook.
But when the small forward departed OKC for the Golden State Warriors this summer, their 'bromance' came to an abrupt and somewhat acrimonious end.
During a recent interview with Bill Simmons, the 2014 MVP was asked who his favourite teammate of all-time was, and while Westbrook would seem like the natural pick, he did not make the cut.
It was Kendrick Perkins.
“He would call me after every game, and we’d be on the phone until probably 2 o’clock in the morning. And it’d be a bunch of nothing he’ll be talking to me about,” Durant said. “And it was just like, man, that’s my big brother right there. He’s going through something, and he’s calling me. So, I miss those convos.
“He’s the greatest,” Durant said of Perkins. “Everybody loves him.”
Perkins was the starting center in the 2008 Boston Celtics title-winning team and he then spent four years with Durant at the Thunder.
A brief spell and an unsuccessful trip to the NBA Finals with the Cleveland Cavaliers followed before he signed a one-year deal with the New Orleans Pelicans.
Much like the majority of the Pelicans roster, injury ravaged Perkins' season and he now finds himself as a free agent who only made five starts last season.
Maybe the Warriors could facilitate a reunion between Durant and Perkins? At the height of the latter's powers he averaged just over eight boards a night and two blocks.