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Ask Russell Westbrook how he feels about Kevin Durant and he'll laugh at you

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It feels like forever since Kevin Durant left the Oklahoma City Thunder for the Golden State Warriors, leaving Russell Westbrook to basically be the lone captain of Oklahoma City, while everyone speculates what his next move is. We don’t know what happened between Durant and Westbrook, despite rumors that Durant told Westbrook he’d stay that turned out to be false ultimately because of miscommunication. Meanwhile, on Thursday, someone on Facebook posted a video of themselves asking Westbrook how he feels about Durant. Westbrook responded with a laugh.

There are two ways we can interpret this laugh:

1. Westbrook’s laugh means he really is bitter about Durant leaving, and he wants to leave it at that.

2. Westbrook knows he’s going to cause a ruckus with whatever answer he gives on a random person’s camera, whether he’s bitter or he’s fine with Durant moving on. As an avid Snapchat user, he knows that’s going to end up on social media, and people are going to take the video the wrong way. So instead, he laughs because he knows the deal. It’s a non-answer. Just like we learned in WarGames, "the only winning move is not to play."

And I feel like option 2 is the correct interpretation here. We’ll never really know their true feelings unless Durant and Westbrook actually, explicitly talk about it, and who knows when that will happen?

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Westbrook might be feeling lonely without Durant