You can’t change the past, and in many cases, you don’t have much control over the future, either. It’s becoming increasingly-clear that there was little Russell Westbrook, or anybody else for that matter, could’ve done to convince Kevin Durant to stay in Oklahoma City last summer. His mind was already made up.

Still, the former MVP went through the motions and met with teammates prior to signing with the Warriors on day one. It was during that meeting that Westbrook apparently told Durant that he was willing to do whatever was necessary to keep him around, including re-inventing his game to better suit his whims.