Westbrook, Durant All-Star reunion off to awkward start

first_imgMarcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member He used a total of five words to respond to his first question about the opportunity to play with Westbrook again:“I’m excited to be here.”Later, Durant said more directly, “I don’t want to talk about it.”At other times, he became philosophical, minimizing the significance of contract talks, trades or when stars change teams.“It’s not real-life problems,” Durant said, so he prefers to “just block it out.”He added: “Stuff you guys may think is important, I don’t really think is important at all, so when I look at it that way, it’s pretty easy to me.”Ultimately, which five players are on the court at any given time will be up to West coach Steve Kerr.So far, Kerr has been coy about how he’ll handle his rotations. Of course, the Golden State coach used to work in TV, so he knows as well as anyone how to maintain intrigue. LATEST STORIES Tenorio: We were not there mentally View comments Reunited on the Western Conference All-Star team for this weekend’s event, Westbrook and Durant will have to practice together on Saturday and play together on Sunday.If either of them expects it to be awkward — particularly after the way they barked at one another in a recent regular season game — they weren’t discussing it on Friday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnREAD: Durant leads Warriors over Thunder in return to OKCWestbrook smirked and responded to questions about any potential awkward interaction with Durant, who left the Thunder over the summer to join the Golden State Warriors, with thoughts on New York City’s Fashion Week. Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In this Nov. 3, 2016, file photo, Golden State Warriors’ Kevin Durant, right, celebrates in front of Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, in Oakland, Calif. The next time Russell Westbrook walks into a locker room for a game, Kevin Durant will be there. Get ready for the perhaps the best subplot of All-Star Weekend. The former Oklahoma City teammates and now rivals play as Western Conference teammates Sunday night, Feb. 19, 2017. AP FILE PHOTONEW ORLEANS — Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant had plenty to say at their first NBA All-Star appearance since splitting up as teammates in Oklahoma City.Just not about one another.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Municipal councilor nabbed for indiscriminate firing in Leyte 98% of residents in Taal Volcano’s 14-kilometer danger zone evacuated – DILG MOST READ 15 Taal towns now under total lockdown Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties Poe chides LTFRB exec over termination of motorcycle taxi pilot study Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely “Man, you know what? Fashion week has been great. You seen fashion week? You been paying attention to fashion week?” Westbrook responded to a question about Durant. “There’s a lot of great-looking things at fashion week, man. I’m looking forward to new collections.”Later came another, more general question about playing with four members of Golden State on the West team — Durant, Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green — and Westbrook shot back:“What’s your favorite fashion brand? What you like?”READ: NBA: Westbrook unimpressed with ex-teammate DurantFor his part, Durant was curt, or vague or sometimes critical of the media for obsessing over things that aren’t important. Not to him anyway.ADVERTISEMENT Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board memberlast_img

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