Kendrick Perkins played for the Oklahoma City Thunder at the same time as Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. He recently explained why the stars did not end up clicking,
saying "their continuity was not", and added "their brotherhood, never really brotherhood"
Their continuity was not there. No matter how hard they tried to deceive the public,
their brotherhood, it was never a brotherhood. And that's fine, that's fine, because you don't have to be a man's brother to get out there and win a championship.
But it helps. They just never get to the same page.
It was the most difficult situation I have ever faced coming from a Celtics team that was just around the corner.
When I arrived at the Oklahoma City Thunder, it was very different. You have had Eric Maynor, Russell Westbrook and James Harden ... and Daequan Cook.
They had their own small group and kicked it out on their own. Then you had just KD alone. He did not even stay with them.
Team chemistry is important when it comes to winning championships. If Kendrick Perkins was right and they were both really close, that probably contributed to their victory.
With that being said, Kevin Durant has defended Russell Westbrook from criticism many times in the past, so it is clear that there is still respect for him towards Westbrook.