Kendrick Perkins was on KG’s Area 21 on Monday night, along with a few other members of the Boston Celtics team that won an NBA title in 2008. They dished on a number of topics, including their championship run, Ray Allen’s absence, and eventually, the relationship between Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant.
“Believe it or not, though, I was trying to figure out a way to make them talk again. I felt like the outside world was putting a beef there that really wasn’t too serious, you know what I mean? I think the night that Russ actually broke the record, I had text KD the next day. He was talking about something, and he sent me a text and was like ‘Hey, man. Me and Russ had a nice conversation.”‘
First of all — if Perk put out an audio book, I’d probably buy it. He’s an awful storyteller, but something about him, man. It just gets me.
“I wouldn’t be surprised if KD make a little run… I wouldn’t be surprised if he go back to Oklahoma, because in my opinion I don’t think Russ goin’ nowhere.”
It’s impossible to know how much validity there is in Perk’s comments, but he is a guy that seems to have a good relationship with both Westbrook and Durant. I wouldn’t expect the two men to start sending Christmas cards, but we couldn’t expect the silence to last forever. Seeing as how that story line dominated the NBA at times this season, we really shouldn’t want it to last forever. If it’s all said and done, I’m all for it.
As far as Durant returning to Oklahoma City is concerned, I wouldn’t hold my breath. That ship has sailed, and if crazier things have happened, I haven’t thought of a good example yet. Not happening.
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