Kevin Durant On Russell Westbrook: 'Who Cares Whether He's Better?'

Saturday January 28th, 2012

The debate has raged this season over the "alpha dog" issue in Oklahoma City. Who's the best player on the West-leading Thunder -- is it Kevin Durant or Russell Westbrook?

Durant has an answer to that question... or rather, a non-answer.

"Hey, my man, I've got a question for you," Durant told Matt Steinmetz of CSN Bay Area. "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?"

Controversy surrounding the Thunder's two leaders has flared up since a Dec. 28 incident when the two had to be separated during an intense in-game shouting match. Durant, however, has no interest in the debate.

"I mean, we're on the same team, Russell and me, so what does it matter? Who cares whether he’s better than me or I’m better than him?"

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