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Report: Warriors 'furious' over Durant's treatment in OKC

Report: Warriors 'furious' over Durant's treatment in OKC

How will the fans in OKC react this time?

Not that this budding rivalry needed anymore fuel, but could relations get any more strained between the Golden State Warriors and Oklahoma City Thunder in advance of today's matchup at Chesapeake Arena?

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The Kevin Durant-Russell Westbrook dynamic has dominated the headlines since the summer, when Durant bolted for Oakland in free agency.


Now comes reports, via ESPN.com's Chris Haynes, that the Warriors were upset (to put it mildly) at the lack of respect and attention the Thunder paid to Durant's first trip back this season:

Kevin Durant will enter Chesapeake Arena as a visitor for the second time Monday, and even though he'll be sidelined with a knee injury, he most likely still won't get the welcome back treatment.

The Golden State Warriors organization was furious and bewildered about the inactivity from Oklahoma City Thunder leadership leading up to that first Durant return contest on Feb. 11, league sources told ESPN.

Sources say the Warriors were of the mindset that someone from ownership or management should have addressed the media on Durant's behalf to help ease the tension upon his return.


The feeling is that Durant should have been acknowledged or thanked, in a news conference setting, for his nine years of excellent service.

Durant was met with a hostile reception from fans in his first return to OKC and regardless of whtether the Thunder organisation did step in to address it, it is unlikely to have made much of a difference to the fans of Oklahoma City.

You can catch the Thunder v Warriors on League Pass from 11:00am AEDT today.

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