In the interview in The Athletic, Durant said: “Um, it was a unique experience. I went with no expectation, no view on what it’s supposed to be like. I usually go to places where I at least have a view in my head. India, I’m thinking I’m going to be around palaces and royalty and gold — basically thought I was going to Dubai. Then when I landed there, I saw the culture and how they live and it was rough. It’s a country that’s 20 years behind in terms of knowledge and experience. You see cows in the street, monkeys running around everywhere, hundreds of people on the side of the road, a million cars and no traffic violations.
December 16, 2017 | 8:57 pm EST Update
Michael Scotto: I asked Russell Westbrook what reception he expects for Carmelo Anthony. He replied, “I suppose all cheers, in my opinion. He gave all he gave to New York. He’s done an amazing job of representing New York very well. I’m pretty sure the people here understand and know that.”
Jon Krawczynski: Thibs on Crawford working through things: “Everyone has to sacrifice for the team.” Mentioned Dieng, KAT, Butler, Wiggins all sacrificing. “It’s based on the team. The team has to play well.”