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Yup, thatâ€™s Kevin Durant! Unfortunately, I donâ€™t have another lockout-inspired music video for you, but look at how happy he is on stage with Russell Westbrook in Oklahoma City. Itâ€™s cool to see those two up there together after having to hear all that garbage about them not getting along last postseason. We should already know by now that everythingâ€™s cool between KD and Russ â€” watching â€˜em here reinforces how absurd all the controversy was.
I know Iâ€™m not alone when I say the The Thunder are the team Iâ€™m most excited to watch if/when the season gets going. If I was putting an enormous list together, Iâ€™d have OKCâ€™s emergence as a true title contender as THE most interesting subplot to follow. Iâ€™ll be rooting for Westbrook to silence his critics and for Durant to be up there in the MVP conversation. Iâ€™ll be looking for the next step from a starting James Harden and for signs that Kendrick Perkinsâ€™s relative ineffectiveness last season had more to do with his health than anything else. This is a team thatâ€™s impossible not to like and itâ€™s no surprise that its players genuinely love being part of the organization. Hereâ€™s hoping the next video we post of a Durant-Westbrook connection takes place on the court.