Thunder Rumblings of NewsOK reports that Durant says the Thunder are better when Westbrook shoots more. It seems that Skip Bayless and his idiotic opinions have made their way into another locker room. Whenever I watch ESPN First Take (I rarely do) I see Bayless talking about Westbrook taking away shots from Durant. Durant says this is untrue.
“We’re worse when I take more shots (than Westbrook),” Durant said. “Like I said, that guy (Bayless) doesn’t know a thing. I don’t think he watches us. I think he just looks at the stats. And traditionally, a point guard is not supposed to take more shots than everybody else on the team. But we’re better when he does do that and he’s aggressive. And I’m better when I’m out there facilitating, rebounding, defending and being more efficient on my shots with less shots.”
It looks like Durant is calling Bayless out. Bayless has rode the Durant’s the best player in the game argument since last season. Do you think he’ll do it after hearing this? I’m sure he’ll act very offended when he hears the news.
As for Westbrook he uses the old “you don’t play” argument.
“I don’t really have no thoughts,” Westbrook said when asked about Bayless. “That’s his job. He’s supposed to do that. He finds somebody that he wants to talk about and that’s what he does. He (doesn’t) play so he don’t know. That’s how I look at it. I really don’t care. Nobody says that honestly. But when it comes to him, he doesn’t play. He hasn’t played in the NBA. So he wouldn’t know what’s going on at all.”
I know Bayless is wrong here, but just because you don’t play doesn’t mean you can’t form a correct opinion. Jordan played, and look how well his team is doing.