Russell Westbrook

It’s fair to assume Oklahoma State Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook is ready to move on from former teammate Kevin Durant and his increasingly negative comments about playing in OKC.

Durant was interviewed by the San Jose Mercury News earlier this week, proclaiming he was “really grateful” for playing on a “selfless” Warriors team that enjoyed the game in the ‘purest form.” The comments implied the Thunder and his former teammate (Westbrook) weren’t as selfless as his new super team. Westbrook didn’t seem too thrilled with Durant’s comments, calling the remarks “cute.”

“That’s cute man. That’s cute. My job is to worry what’s going on here, we’re going to worry about all the selfish guys we got over here apparently. So, we going to figure that out.”

When reporters pressed Westbrook on whether it was hard to take Durant’s comments, the 27-year-old didn’t mince his words.

“I  don’t care. To me, it doesn’t matter. Our job is to worry about here and honestly, I’m really tired talking about it. So, anytime someone asks me another question, I’m not going to answer – just FYI. I’m just not talking about it no more. 

It’s hard to blame Westbrook for expressing frustration at Durant’s constant comments about how great Golden State is and how tough it was playing on the Thunder. It’s not very gracious.

Westbrook wants to focus on the present and OKC without the Slim Reaper. In this case, he’s done enough talking on the subject. It’s time to move on and play some basketball. Durant’s words are just that to Westbrook.

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