NBA Trade Rumors are abuzz with talk of Russell Westbrook joining the Cavaliers next year. There are rumors of Westbrook’s decision being motivated by his rivalry with Kevin Durant. Durant has already switched over the Golden State Warriors.
The continuation of this rivalry may be the major reason behind Westbrook’s move according to most NBA Trade Rumors. Yahoo! Sports has talked of the sheer anticipation relating to the clash between Oklahoma City and Golden State Warriors.
Russell Westbrook will face off against Kevin Durant in one of these eagerly anticipated matches. There has been a lot of drama concerning the dissolution of the partnership between Westbrook and Durant.
Once Kevin Durant left to join the Warriors there has been a crack in the otherwise tight bond between him and Westbrook. NBA Trade Rumors have been abuzz with the animosity between Westbrook and Durant in recent times.
Durant has earlier stated that “we had our own cliques..Russell had his guys, I had mine”. Durant has also responded casually as to why he never informed Westbrook of his decision. This has now sparked rumors of Westbrook taking the rivalry up a notch by joining the Cavaliers.
What Durant Also Said
Durant talked about how Westbrook always “had a stable life. He had stable parents, a girlfriend through college”. Durant did not have any of that as per his statement. He talked of the split being a natural conclusion due to diverse interests. Westbrook got married while Durant did not and the latter admitted that this was a “tough time right now in our relationship”.
However, he still said that “I love Russ”. He also clarified that he has never “back-stabbed him in real life”. Durant also said that on-court rivalry would always be there but there was no question of any feud with Westbrook.