Kevin Durant: ‘Who Cares Whether Russell Westbrook’s Better Than Me or I’m Better Than Him?’

by January 28, 2012

Kevin Durant doesn’t understand why people — especially media folk — won’t stop trying to pit him against star teammate Russell Westbrook. So, he asked a reporter about it last night. (Unfortunately, Kev, that’s the name of the game.) From CSN Bay Area‘s Matt Steinmetz: “Hey my man, I’ve got a question for you,’ Durant said. ‘Why does everyone want to talk about who the best player is on our team, whether it’s me or Russell? Why does everyone worry about that?’ Naturally, I was defensive and told Durant that’s not what I was talking about on television. ‘I know,’ he said. ‘But you’re in the media so maybe you know why some writers and guys like that do it. I just don’t get it.’ ‘I’m not sure,’ I answered. ‘I mean, we’re on the same team, Russell and me, so what does it matter?’ Durant said. ‘Who cares whether he’s better than me or I’m better than him?’ ‘Well, you know, the media does that kind of stuff every once in a while,’ I said, unabashedly throwing my media brethren under the bus. ‘You know, it happens here some with Monta Ellis and Stephen Curry.’ Durant nodded. ‘Thanks,’ Durant said. ‘It’s just that we’re on the same team, you now? So it doesn’t matter. Who cares?’ ‘You’re probably right,’ I said. ‘I guess it doesn’t really matter.’ With that, Durant thanked me one more time and while walking away said … ‘I just have a lot of questions, that’s all.'”