Mark Cuban decided that the best time to talk about his opinions that Russell Westbrook is not a superstar was shortly before Game 5, which we detailed here. The Thunder won, Westbrook dominated and he was asked about it after the game. Before he could answer, Kevin Durant called him an idiot several times.
Here's the full question and answer from Durant.
Thunder's Kevin Durant responds to Mavericks owner Mark Cuban saying Russell Westbrook isn't a "superstar" pic.twitter.com/6jPw9WktV0— Ben Golliver (@BenGolliver) April 26, 2016
Westbrook got in some last words about Charlie Villanueva, too.
Westbrook asked about Charlie Villanueva standing behind him pregame: pic.twitter.com/1gG9UmzNuz— Royce Young (@royceyoung) April 26, 2016
And then, very quietly, Durant sneaks in a diss, too.
Russ & KD ethered Charlie Villanueva pic.twitter.com/xVsQqKS7pe— The Cauldron (ICYMI) (@CauldronICYMI) April 26, 2016
For the record, Rick Carlisle and Dirk Nowitzki were not on board with Cuban's comments.
Dirk Nowitzki on Cuban's superstar comment about Westbrook: "I'd take him."— Tim Cato (@tim_cato) April 26, 2016
Rick Carlisle: "There's three superstars out there: Westbrook, Durant and Nowitzki."— Tim Cato (@tim_cato) April 26, 2016
The Mavericks talked their fair amount of trash talk throughout this series, and if you talk trash, the other team will talk trash back. It's a shame Dallas wasn't healthier so they could at least try to keep up on the court, but alas, too many blows finally took their toll.