All-Star weekend is underway and we might see a familiar group of three all-stars on the floor again. Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, and James Harden will be on the bench, the locker room and on the floor together. All three played with each other in Oklahoma City from 2009-2011.
James Harden was the first to leave because he did not like his role on the team. The Houston Rockets offered Harden a huge contract to reel him in. Kevin Durant was the second to leave. Durant left to join the Thunder’s playoff nemesis Golden State Warriors. Meaning that Russell Westbrook is the only one left on the Oklahoma City Thunder’s roster.
Once, Durant left Westbrook felt some type of way because of the team he went too. Durant told the Thunder he would be back… but never came back.
Well, the time is here. Everybody has been waiting on to see all three players on the court and I think our wishes will come true.
Steve Kerr met with the press today and he said it would be good to have the OKC reunion on the floor together:
“It would be fun to play them all together just to put them together from their OKC days.”
Steve Kerr on playing Westbrook, KD and Harden: "It would be fun to play them all together just to put them together from their OKC days…" pic.twitter.com/otaKaz7IRd
— NBA TV (@NBATV) February 18, 2017
How will that chemistry be on the floor? Will they pass it to each other? Will Durant and Westbrook corporate? Of course, all of those questions are being asked and we can’t wait for them to be answered.
So far, Westbrook and Durant have been avoiding each other almost as soon as they both arrived in New Orleans. That includes avoiding Westbrook avoiding the very topic of Durant in his media sit-down:
Russell Westbrook gets two early questions about playing with Durant again, ignores both, turning the topic to fashion pic.twitter.com/EExnlJbE25
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) February 17, 2017
Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook recently met up today for the All-Star practice and both avoided each other again.
That was awkward…
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) February 18, 2017
Yesterday, James Harden even spoke on the topic, “I’m staying out of it,” Harden said. “It’s not my place. I’m on a totally different team now. I know them both very well. If they need advice, I will give it to them. But I’m staying out of it.”
The All-Star game is scheduled to tip-off Sunday night on TNT at 8:00 PM Eastern Standard Time.