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"So this segment's going to be about the villain. We have versus the villain we need, and I should probably swap it because the villain. We need is. Russell Westbrook villain. We have is Kevin Durant. And I know that Ross is not the most popular guy the NBA in a positive way. Trust me. And he is I looked at more villain than not as you heard the booing of Russ in the Portland. Okay. See game and thunder lose. I think as expected. I don't really know. It was close get wrong. But I I don't know if people believe that based on how poorly the thunder have been playing despite the injury that we saw to Norwich and Kanter actually was pretty good in place of him. CJ McCollum vindicating that demon last year on the Kevin Durant podcast. We believe that Portland is simply the better team. I'm playing better basketball, especially because Damian Lillard right now able to carry what Russell Westbrook just falling short with. And I know that Paul Pearson the injury and the issue that they had to get back into cohesion. But he's gonna continue to launch until he starts knocking down shots. The bigger question is how frustrated will Russell Westbrook be following the next loss because I can easily see what happened on Sunday Sunday evening being duplicated. And this stunner team being bounced out pretty fast. They were not playing good basketball heading into the post season. And when you look at despite winning the last four if you wanna look at it against teams that were essentially just closing out, Detroit, Houston and Milwaukee three of those last four, so whatever you may look at as far as the seating that. Okay. See? Got against better teams when things mattered. They just did not look like a good unit that was able to survive the absence of Paul George, but that aside because that's all leading into Sunday. And then what you get is Russell Westbrook and the post game continuing to have it out with the reporter at the next question. Saga rolls on. We're going to get to that in a second. And then also trying to do his best to say, you know, listen, it's gonna be okay. But here's the reality. Russell Westbrook is going to get bounced out in the first round. And we're just going to be looking at fast forwarding, not to say that we won't have good basketball. But we'll be looking at fast forwarding things to Houston Golden State because we know Houston when they're playing their best still has the best shot at shocking us and knocking off Golden State. So we lose Russell Westbrook in the first round and were stuck. Doc with Kevin Durant. And the theater that Russell Westbrook brings is unlike any other basketball player because the difference is really in the skin. Russell has some Fiqh ask, and I know that he's going to go back and forth with this reporter, you're going to hear it a minute. But Russell Westbrook on the floor is using the rage and is using the back and forth. And it could be a trash talking with Joel impede. It could be. He's him. Getting booed at Utah or Portland or anywhere else that he seems to play outside of Oklahoma City and using it as fuel like spinach for Popeye man, and he goes out, and it's reckless abandon and the product that he delivers increases now. I know there's hero ball and there are times in which Russ takes over a game. And it doesn't work out the way, which he's planning it in his mind. And the team has suffered at times. I would argue not as much not nearly as much as they've benefited from Russell Westbrook. But the reality is that frustrated Russ upset rusts pissed off Russ brings us a great product because he's going to continue to push back. And he doesn't shut down. He doesn't put a wall up. He doesn't turn into a toddler like, Kevin Durant. And you know, what people don't respect Kevin Durant. People don't in the NBA people for what Joel Embiid. He'll talk trash he'll go after Russ, but he has all the respect in the world form he may not like him. But he has respect for him. Because he knows the average guy the NBA he can get to the average player in the NBA doesn't matter. If it's Marcus smart, whoever maybe Joel b can get in fact, most people in the NBA, he can get to Russell Westbrook. It doesn't matter who it is. Russell Westbrook is just like feeding the beast at that point. Kevin durant? People just go right after Kevin Durant. Patrick Beverley is not the only one, but he's become a target, and it's not just from fans and from media because people believe we don't know. But people believe him to be soft. The fact that nobody says anything and all of a sudden Kevin Durant pops up like, hey, listen to me. Listen to me. This is for all you haters out. The only person who has a message right now for all you haters Tiger Woods. Kevin Durant sit down burner account this search your name that turn it into Ben Rothlisberger. Man, you're gonna hire a firm now to block accounts that mention your name in a negative fashion or negative light. If you haven't already so Russell Westbrook after a frustrating. Disappointing loss on the road is next questioning the reporter again.."