This may not have been intentional, but if it was, what a troll job by the NBA.
NBA All-Stars met with the media today for the first time before All-Star Weekend and in the big room where they were meeting, just take a look at where Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant were placed.
NBA making this Durant-Westbrook line of sight thing pretty easy: pic.twitter.com/hlYDny40cJ
— Erik Horne (@ErikHorneOK) February 17, 2017
This may or may not be a coincidence. Either way, it is the first chapter in awkwardness that will surround the two this weekend in New Orleans.
After three heated matchups since Durant’s decision to leave the Thunder and join the Warriors, Durant and Westbrook will again be teammates representing the Western Conference this weekend. All eyes will be on them if they do have any interactions before the game and certainly during it.