The drama keeps mounting between former besties Russell Westbrook and the wayward Kevin Durant and it has appeared to have cascaded over the entire NBA itself. Players from all over appear to be pulled into the mess (even if they don’t want to be) including former-teammate-now-turned-Houston Rockets guard James Harden.
While there are some players who are eager to voice their opinions on KD leaving Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder in order to pursue a ring with the Golden State Warriors, Harden definitely is NOT one of them:
“I’m staying out of it,” Harden told ESPN’s Mark Spears. “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.”
Harden joins his former OKC teammates this weekend during the All-Star Game, where viewers are planning to see sparks fly between Westbrook and Durant.
“I don’t understand what is going on,” he continued. “I don’t understand. Obviously, they feel some type of way. It’s part of the game. Part of a guy going to a new team.”
The Warriors put on a show during KD’s return to OKC where the crowd was less than welcoming, and ended up dismantling the Thunder 130-114. This was a wake-up call for Westbrook, who took the loss hard going into the All-Star break. Viewers expect much of the same when it comes to witnessing the very open and hostile tension between the former teammates.
Though that shouldn’t be Harden’s problem.