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Kevin Durant says he and Russell Westbrook are still friends, they just don’t talk

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OAKLAND, CA - JANUARY 18: Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors and Russell Westbrook #0 of the Oklahoma City Thunder point in different directions after the ball went out of bounds at ORACLE Arena on January 18, 2017 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

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Are Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook friends? Yes, according to the Golden State Warriors star forward.

In a recent edition of the Bill Simmons Podcast, Durant said that he and Westbrook are still friends, they just don’t happen to talk all that often.

Of course, we all have friends that we leave and don’t talk to for long periods of time, right? Especially when that friend was your running partner on an NBA Finals-hopeful team for the better part of a decade.

I think we can all relate to that.

Here is what Durant said to Simmons, transcribed by the folks over at the San Jose Mercury News:

“I don’t think we ever stopped being friends,” Durant told Simmons. “We just stopped talking — but I don’t think we stopped being friends.”

Simmons asked if KD and Westbrook are speaking again.

“Not talking, nah, but I mean, I don’t think any… there’s no problems,” Durant said. “But I don’t think we ever stopped being friends.”

Cool, cool. Totally normal. I believe it.