Kevin Durant And Russell Westbrook Responded To A Question About Steph Curry's Defense In Hilarious Fashion
If I were a Golden State Warriors fan, this is the type of shit that would concern me. It's not that I doubt Steph Curry's ability to give everyone a vintage Steph Curry performance and take the series back to Northern California for Game 7. It's that I have no idea what to expect from the Oklahoma City Thunder anymore, and I mean that in the most complimentary way possible. Just look at them up at that podium. Russell Westbrook literally cracking up at the idea of Steph Curry being a good defender. Kevin Durant desperately trying to find the nicest way possible to say exactly what his teammate was thinking. They may have lost Game 5 in Golden State but they put up a hell of a fight in the process, and - for the first time in a long time - they remained unfazed in defeat.
I have gotten so used to watching Russell Westbrook step to the mic with whiney, bitchy responses already loaded in the chamber. It was no more than a few weeks ago that Kevin Durant was going full blown mute on the media. I don't know what changed since Game 1 of their series against the Spurs, but this team has somehow transformed itself - in a matter of weeks - from overly sensitive to something resembling mentally tough. Even last night when the Warriors lead was growing there was no quit in a team that has so often been criticized for their lack of perseverance. One or two of those shots drop and a late double digit lead could have potentially become a one possession game. I can't believe I am saying this, but the Oklahoma City Thunder are now unflappable. It's like something just magically clicked, and they are playing with the confidence that has made Golden State so damn unbeatable this year. Russell Westbrook laughing off a question about his main defender and Kevin Durant stating his confidence in being on the better end of that matchup may piss off Steph Curry, but it shows just how unintimidated the Oklahoma City Thunder have become.