OK, probably not. But it could feel that way for at least a few days. And what is sports media if not a place for quick reactions and overreactions? Hear me out, though. I think there’s at least a chance that Thursday’s trade of Jeff Green could end up killing off a little of Oklahoma City’s family-oriented, Thunder U mentality.
I don’t pretend to know what Kevin Durant or Russell Westbrook or anyone else thinks. But I’m pretty sure I know how I would react in this situation if I was in my early 20s.
I’d roll my eyes, at least for awhile, whenever Sam Presti or Scott Brooks or anyone else mentioned how the team is a “family” that grows together. “Well I guess Jeff wasn’t a part of the family then, huh? I guess we only grow together until you trade one of us away, huh?”
We got an inkling into how some members of the team are feeling with some tweets Thursday by a few of the players. At least for now, it seems like they’re taking it pretty hard. And I know that’s how I would have felt too if one of my good friends at that age was taken away from me under circumstances beyond my control, and especially if those circumstances were under the control of an authority figure whom I trusted. Keep Reading…