Damian Lillard’s one-emoji reaction to Kevin Durant leaving Russell Westbrook off his top 5 teammates list

Brad Sullivan
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Portland Trail Blazers Damian Lillard offered a cryptic emoji as a response to Kevin Durant selecting former teammate Serge Ibaka over Russell Westbrook on a list of his top five former teammates.


Durant and Westbrook, along with Ibaka, had been teammates with the Oklahoma City Thunder until Durant left to sign with the Golden State Warriors in 2016.

Since that time, the clear animosity between Durant and Westbrook has been evident, with each player offering comments that suggest no truce is coming anytime soon.

Lillard and Westbrook are arguably the top two guards in the NBA, with debates continuing, though it appears that the two superstars have mutual respect for each other.

Durant has since moved on to the Brooklyn Nets, while Westbrook was dealt to the Washington Wizards earlier this season. The two teams have faced each other three times and won’t meet again until next season.

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Brad has written on a variety of both NBA and NFL topics and has worked previously as a sports information director at the collegiate level. A lifetime fan of sports, he's witnessed countless great moments in different sports and understands that stories can be compelling from both the perspective of winners and losers. As a frustrated fan of Cleveland sports, he experienced something unprecedented when the Cavaliers won the city's first championship in 52 years.