Russell Westbrook uploaded cupcake picture as a shot at Durant

Far too many writers have attempted to analyze the relationship between Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook and his former teammate, Kevin Durant, now that they've gone their separate ways

While we won't attempt to do that in this particular write up, Lee Jenkins of Sports Illustrated did manage to provide Thunder fans with an inside look at something most fans have already forgotten about.

Westbrook and Durant were not best buds, but they were peerless partners, a souped-up Stockton and Malone, transporting a mini market to the big time. Westbrook’s closest friends are actually former high school teammates, long-standing wing men like Donnell Beverly and Demetrius (Juice) Deason, who flank him in summer pickup games and play dominoes with him on the Fourth. “He didn’t talk much about what happened,” says Beverly. Westbrook didn’t disparage Durant. He didn’t judge him. All he did was take a picture. When Kendrick Perkins played center for the Thunder, he called teammates “cupcake” if he thought they were acting a little soft. Westbrook and Durant adopted the term in jest. Westbrook posted a bittersweet pic on Instagram: three plates of cupcakes topped by red and blue stars and sprinkles.

HAPPY 4th YALL....

A photo posted by Russell Westbrook (@russwest44) on Jul 4, 2016 at 10:40am PDT

As much as we want it to come to an end so everyone can move on to focusing on basketball, it seems like the pieces focused on the Westbrook/Durant dynamic aren't slowing down.

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