Did Russell Westbrook just troll Kevin Durant?
On Friday afternoon, Russell Westbrook signed a new 5-year, $205 million contract extension to stay with the Oklahoma City Thunder for the next six years.
After the deal was on the table for some time, Westbrook finally decided to put pen to paper and commit to Oklahoma City longterm.
The timing has many questioning Westbrook’s motives.
Why? Because it just so happens to be Kevin Durant’s birthday today.
Russell Westbrook signed the biggest total contract in NBA history on the birthday of Kevin Durant. That’s such a petty move and I love him.
— Bryan Kalbrosky (@BryanKalbrosky) September 29, 2017
Durant, who turns 29 today, and Westbrook have a long history of taking petty shots at one another, and it looks like Westbrook may have upped the ante.
Perhaps we’re reading into this situation a little more than we should, and the timing of the new deal is just a coincidence.