One reunion alley-oop can't heal Westbrook-Durant split
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NEW ORLEANS -- Some 45 minutes before showtime, 11 Western Conference All-Stars warmed up on one end of the floor, while Russell Westbrook stood alone on the other side, shooting free throws. Westbrook has always despised crowds, deliberately standing in place to wait for media to move out of the way in scrums, or going out of his way to avoid any congestion with fans. He always shoots on his own basket -- the same one, by himself -- after practices and shootarounds at the Oklahoma City Thunder's practice facility. But with so much focus and attention on how Westbrook interacted with Kevin Durant as they reunited as teammates Sunday, it was a striking image. Eventually, a different former teammate, James Harden, joined Westbrook, and the two, who have spent most of the weekend together, warmed up, laughing, joking and gesturing throughout. The pregame scene was just another in a weekend full of them showcasing the...
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