The frustration might have cut both ways.
Golden State players, led by Draymond Green, recruited Durant all season. That got awkward when Oklahoma City faced the Warriors in the Western Conference finals, especially when Green repeatedly kickedSteven Adams in the groin.
“I know Russell (Westbrook) was bothered by — and some other teammates were too — of, like, there was some knowledge there that Draymond (Green) was in contact with Kevin (Durant) all season long and they’re in a playoff series and I know there was some conversation around the Thunder team of ‘Hey man, this guy kicked Steven Adams in the nuts twice in this series and what are you doing hanging out with this guy? What’s the relationship? We’re trying to beat these guys.’”
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