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Should Thunder fans cheer or boo Kevin Durant? Russell Westbrook: ‘It’s up to them’

Russell Westbrook, Kevin Durant

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 Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)


Kevin Durant seems to know what he’s in for when he returns to Oklahoma City with the Warriors tomorrow.

But Russell Westbrook isn’t egging on Thunder fans.

Erik Horne of The Oklahoman:

When asked if he cares whether he cares if Chesapeake Energy Arena cheers or boos Durant on Saturday night, Westbrook said “it’s up to them what they want to do.

“Obviously, Kevin’s done a lot for Oklahoma City and our team when he was here, so it’s kinda up to them,” Westbrook said. “It doesn’t really matter to me one way or another.

“It’s a basketball game, and we’ve gotta go out and compete.”

Durant is getting booed like nothing you’ve heard in years, maybe ever. Nothing Westbrook could’ve said would’ve changed that.

Mostly, I’m surprised to see Westbrook say anything positive about Durant after taking oh so, so, so, so, so, so, so many shots at his former teammate.