There might be hope for Jimmy Butler to mend fences in Minnesota after all.
It appears ex-Thunder teammates Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook are on better terms. Durant started following the Thunder point guard on Instagram on Saturday.
Durant and Westbrook played together for eight seasons in Oklahoma City, but their relationship seemingly turned sour two years ago after Durant joined the Warriors in free agency. Westbrook reportedly wasn't happy Durant spurned OKC for the Bay Area, and the two jawed at times during various Thunder-Warriors tilts.
But the icy relationship seemed to thaw at February's NBA All-Star Game in Los Angeles. Durant and Westbrook again played for the same team, and it appeared they were enjoying themselves.
Team LeBron's Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant joke around before #NBA #AllStarGame at Staples Center in #LosAngeles, Calif., on Sunday, February 18, 2018. @KDTrey5 @russwest44 @warriors @okcthunder Photo by @ScottStrazzante pic.twitter.com/fwmXt7tt2W— Scott Strazzante (@ScottStrazzante) February 19, 2018
That was a departure from the previous year -- Durant's first with the Warriors -- and the back-to-back Finals NBA MVP took the blame for their beef.
"I feel like I f---ed that up," Durant said at the time. "I feel like I made it a thing when it shouldn't have been."
For his part, Westbrook said the weekend in February was "normal." But, as of this writing, Westbrook still does not follow Durant on the platform. He did, however, post this image on his Instagram story to show where he stood.
Well, where he stood physically, at least.