Monday night appears to be for discussing some of basketball’s most notorious beefs on Area 21. Kevin Garnett’s show on TNT was the site of a reunion for a number of members of the late-00s Boston Celtics. The group – consisting of Garnett, Paul Pierce, Rajon Rondo, Kendrick Perkins, and Glen Davis – discussed the bad blood between all of them and former teammate Ray Allen. Pierce even went as far as to say that he wants a resolution in the feud.
But the bigger surprise came when Perkins touched on another NBA rivalry he knows well: Kevin Durant vs. Russell Westbrook. Perkins played with the Thunder from 2010-15, and is still friends with both guys. According to Perkins, the frosty relationship between the pair has warmed up, as the two spoke after Westbrook broke Oscar Robertson’s triple-double record.
Perkins dropped this little factoid during a bonus video that the crew did on social media. You can watch it here. The entire segment is great, but head to the one minute mark to hear Perkins discuss Durant’s decision to join the Warriors, and fast forward to the 5:15 mark for the tidbit about Westbrook and Durant’s relationship.