KD Rescinds Statement Regarding Westbrook's Return

Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sport

Looks like that Grantland interview wasn't all it was cracked up to be....

Wow. Well, before we pass judgement on KD for making false statements, it's important to understand two things:

  • He was extremely tired heading to All-Star Weekend. I attempted to capture some of that in a previous post. He had to do tons of media interviews and publicity stuff, not 24 hours after he herded his team to victory against the Lakers half a country away. From the way it sounded, he may have misspoke. After all, Bill never bothered to re-question him on the issue once he gave his initial response.
  • The "servant" nickname likely had deeper meaning for Kevin Durant. J.A. Sherman does a wonderful job describing it in an article here. But in a nutshell, his nickname was met with some serious backlash, presumably due to its other connotations. Given how PR-savvy Durant has been in the past, I'd just say that it's likely he's trying to find a better way to accurately convey his beliefs. But, for the record, I really have no idea.

Anyway, the Heat game is tomorrow and Russell Westbrook's return has hidden back behind the cloud of mystery. The saga continues....

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