Sport NBA playoffs: Russell Westbrook says basketball is only friend on court

23:15  16 april  2017
23:15  16 april  2017 Source:   sportingnews.com

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Russell Westbrook and James Harden have a friendship that goes back to when they were kids.

The pair grew up in the same neighborhood in Los Angeles and were both on the Thunder from 2009-12. They continued tomaintainthat friendship, even when Harden moved on to the Rockets.

James Harden, Russell Westbrook © (Getty Images) James Harden, Russell Westbrook

But with the Rockets and Thunderfacing off the the first round of the NBA playoffs, Westbrook made it clear that his friendship with Harden will be nonexistent on the court.

"When I get on the floor, I got one friend, and that's the basketball," Westbrook said, via ESPN. "I've been like that since I was a little kid. My dad told me that when I was younger, 'You got one friend and your friend is Spalding. At the time maybe it was Wilson or some other s—.'

"Whatever the ball is, that's who my friend is."

Even though they pitted against each other in the MVP race this season, Harden maintains he will always have a solid friendship with Westbrook.

"Since 10 years old. That's never gonna change," Harden said at the Rockets' shootaround Sunday morning.

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