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Kevin Durant, Kendrick Perkins Slam Each Other in Twitter Fight

Never shy about their opinions, the former Thunder teammates go at each other without reservation on the night of Russell Westbrook’s return.

Memphis Grizzlies v Oklahoma City Thunder Photo by Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images

It’s not Portland Trail Blazers related, but Blazers fans need a distraction after Portland’s 116-102 blowout loss to the Timberwolves and, well, you don’t see this every day.

Tonight the Oklahoma City Thunder paid tribute to former guard Russell Westbrook in his first return game since joining the Houston Rockets. The video was touching and is making the rounds on Twitter, but it’s not the most interesting tweet surrounding the event. That distinction belongs to a pair of Westbrook’s former Thunder teammates, Hall-of-Fame-bound forward Kevin Durant and center Kendrick Perkins. Neither are shy about voicing their opinion, and they got into it with BIG TIME tweet-storm that started with Westbrook and ended in outright battle.

The opening volley belonged to Perkins, promoting an appearance on ESPN talking about Westbrook.

When objections flew to Westbrook being designated over Durant, Perkins doubled down:

His name having been spoken three times, Durant himself showed up with the steamroller:

After taking the Rock Bottom, Perkins rose up like The Undertaker, wide-eyed and ready with the Tombstone Piledriver:

That pretty much evoked the three-count and the bell, but for the record, the after-match shenanigans continue. Here’s Durant again at the time of posting:

The drama may continue all night for all we know. Click through, enjoy the distraction, and thank heavens for Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum.


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