Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook took the floor together at the Western Conference All-Star practice on Saturday, but they avoided each other at every turn, and remained as far apart as possible during the morning’s event.
The two players spent the warm-up period getting shots up on opposite corners of the floor, and didn’t participate in any of the light workout drills together.
— Larry Beil (@LarryBeilABC7) February 18, 2017
Steve Kerr even separated the team into groups of guards and bigs at one point, further ensuring that no awkward interactions would have a chance to take place.
That extended into the media availability session afterward, even as the players were just a couple of steps apart.
Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook continue to avoid one another. pic.twitter.com/bfeDwsRLRZ
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) February 18, 2017
It’ll be interesting to see if basketball might be able to heal this rift, if they end up in the lineup together at the All-Star game on Sunday night.