If there’s one thing Portland Trail Blazers superstar Damian lillard and Brooklyn Nets superstar Kevin Durant have in common aside from getting buckets, it’s that they love spending time on Twitter.
Lillard’s recent tweet was for Durant, who didn’t include Russell Westbrook at least at first when he was asked who his top five best teammates were.
— Damian Lillard (@Dame_Lillard) April 19, 2021
However, Durant did say that Westbrook slipped his mind and eventually mentioned the Brodie as part of the list.
In fairness to Durant, he has played with several talented superstars. He mentioned teammates Kyrie Irving and James Harden as the top two players he’s played with followed by Golden State Warriors splash brothers Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and then Los Angeles Clippers big man Serge Ibaka, who Kevin Durant played with for the Thunder.
It was evident that Durant had a hard time naming the fifth player so this might have been the moment he forgot Westbrook. This would have certainly derived quite a few reactions from NBA fans and maybe Westbrook himself. But Durant eventually did the right thing by correcting his honest mistake.
Damian Lillard, who has his fair share of animosity with Westbrook, might have implied that Brodie should have indeed been on the list. The clip that’s going around doesn’t show that Durant corrected himself. Even so, the fact that he forgot Westbrook’s name at first could garner a bunch of reactions from the basketball universe.
Westbrook is still on top of his game as he is currently averaging a triple double this season with 21.9 points, 10.9 rebounds and 10.8 assists per game—same numbers he would often produce when he played with Durant.