James Harden: Russell Westbrook forgave Patrick Beverley

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Rockets guard Patrick Beverley knocked Russell Westbrook out of the 2013 playoffs, injuring the Thunder star by diving at the ball/his knees.

A year later, and the two clearly still weren’t pals.

Has time healed that wound?

Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle:

I’d prefer to get this straight from Westbrook rather than through James Harden.

But, at the time, Beverley insisted he didn’t intend to injure Westbrook. At least publicly, Westbrook allowed for the possibility that the play wasn’t dirty.

If Harden – who played with Westbrook on Oklahoma City before being traded to Houston – helped quash the beef between his current and former teammate, good for everyone involved.