Before the NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Golden State Warriors on Thursday, Thunder star Russell Westbrook showed up at the arena in style… wearing a bright orange press photographer vest.
Pundits immediately began to speculate as to whether Westbrook wore the vest to take a shot at his former teammate Kevin Durant, a passionate photography enthusiast who worked as a sideline photographer during Super Bowl 50.
Russell Westbrook has arrived. (Of note: One of Kevin Durant's hobbies is photography): pic.twitter.com/Tvus1gnxx4
— Royce Young (@royceyoung) November 4, 2016
When asked by reporters in the locker room, Westbrook denied it, saying that he wore the vest simply because he thought it would make a great outfit.
Russell Westbrook on why he wore his photographer outfit: "There's no particular reason. There's no story behind it." pic.twitter.com/ND8Z434LW0
— Fred Katz (@FredKatz) November 4, 2016
“I got that when I was in Madrid,” Westbrook said. “Saw the photographers walking around with the thing on […] and I thought it was a great fashion idea, something for the collection.”