After they played eight NBA seasons together, Kevin Durant decided to sign with the Golden State Warriors this summer.
Nobody expected that because they had 3-1 against Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, but after they lost 4-3, almost every journalists and analysts expected from Durant to sign 1+1 for the Oklahoma City Thunder
Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook were the great dynamic duo, maybe the best in the league. They could score 90 points in the game and nobody couldn't stop them.
I think that Westbrook was a little bit selfish and he "steals shots" from Durant, but having two MVP candidates playing together is like a dream for any team, and they always find a way to understand each other on the court.
Now, after Kevin Durant' decision, we'll see Russell Westbrook as the only superstar in the Oklahoma City Thunder and he will probably have one of the best seasons in the NBA history, unless Oklahoma decides to trade him before the NBA season 2016/17.
In an honest interview with SINA (Durant is on a Nike-fueled tour through Asia), Durant said he and Westbrook’s relationship is now forever altered.
"I just told him. I let him know how I felt," Durant said of his conversation with Westbrook. "Obviously, our relationship won't ever be the same again. But it's something I wanted to do, and I expressed that to him. Hopefully he respected it."
He also told Sina Sports that he'll get used to the backlash and the Warriors being labeled as "villains."
"Yeah, it's difficult. I'm not used to this much attention, but I'm getting used to it," Durant said. "Obviously, people don't like me right now, but it is what it is. I can't please them all. I've got to still go out there and handle my business.
"They're not going to get up at 9 o'clock in the morning and work on their game for me. I've got to do all of that on my own. I can't worry about people on the outside. I've got to go to sleep at night, I've got to get up and I've got to perform. I've got to do all that stuff. It is what it is. Once we start playing the games, I'll feel a little bit more better. Right now, it's definitely a change. There's a different vibe going around, but I'll get used to it."
Of course, the relationship won't ever be the same again, and we are waiting for the future duel on the court, Kevin Durant against Russell Westbrook. Who will win more NBA Championships?
"I want to win a championship, but you've got to play great basketball to win a championship," Durant told Sina Sports. "Those guys were so close last year, so they're hungry this year to get back. I want to help them. I want to be the guy that takes them over the top.
Golden State Warriors will have a great starting lineup (the best in the league), but we'll see their strength against LeBron James and Cleveland Cavaliers in the back-to-back-to-back NBA Finals, do you agree with me?