Although the match did not live up to the hype being a one-sided affair, emotions clearly ran high throughout the game as players were seen talking to each other more than usual. Kevin Durant was seen saying a few things to the Thunder bench and had Enes Kanter return the favor to him.
Warriors' Kevin Durant goes at it with Enes Kanter and the Thunder bench pic.twitter.com/hke2kZq6U4
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) November 4, 2016
During Durant’s turn at the podium for the post-game media session, he had a few words to say to his former teammate and mocked him for only playing a few minutes off the bench. He also took a shot at Kanter on possibly taking to Twitter and posting something about him or the game.
Kevin Durant on Enes Kanter trash-talking him: "I'm sure he'll put something on Twitter tonight" pic.twitter.com/OPot2gymVS
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) November 4, 2016
It will be very interesting to see how Kanter will respond to Durant’s mocking should he decide to. But as everyone saw tonight, these two teams are already starting a rivalry and will not be surprising at all if the players would go back and forth in taking shots on one another.
Kanter has since only tweeted this:
— Enes Kanter (@Enes_Kanter) November 4, 2016