Russell Westbrook dodged the media on Wednesday after his dust-up with Kevin Durant during the second-quarter timeout that has hoops blogs around the world talking about the beef. Instead Westbrook used his own Twitter account to speak volumes with a one-word post Thursday afternoon: "Mindset."
Hours later before the Oklahoma City Thunder tipped off against the Dallas Mavericks, he basically shook off the drama with Durant that played out in headlines to pleading ignorance.
“What happened?” guard Westbrook said before the game. “I don't know what you're talking about.”
And with that, Westbrook moved forward.
Once the scene switched from pregame locker room interviews to the floor, Westbrook and Durant exchanged smiles and chest pounds in front everyone and officially put behind them whatever perceived drama existed on the sidelines and played out in the headlines. But how did it even get to that point where the two were placed under the microscope?