The Brodie plays no games, so his LA brother will have to wait until the summer to reconnect.

Russell Westbrook doesn’t consider many people in the NBA his friend, but Houston Rockets star and former Oklahoma City Thunder teammate James Harden is a friendjust not during the playoffs.

"When I get on the floor, I got one friend, and that's the basketball," Westbrook said. "I've been like that since I was a little kid. My dad told me that when I was younger, 'You got one friend and your friend is Spalding. At the time maybe it was Wilson or some other s—.'

"Whatever the ball is, that's who my friend is."

The two MVP candidates will square off in the opening round of the playoffs.

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