Kevin Durant had some choice words about Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban following the Oklahoma City Thunder’s 118-104 victory over the Mavericks in Game 5 on Wednesday night, thus eliminating Dallas from the NBA playoffs.

Thunder’s Kevin Durant Fires Back At Mark Cuban

Cuban held court with reporters before the game and called Durant the Thunder’s only superstar. When asked about Russell Westbrook, Cuban said, “He’s an All-Star but not a superstar.”

In the post-game news conference, Westbrook was asked about the Mavericks owner’s comments, although Durant stepped in to answer for his teammate.

“He’s an idiot,” Durant said about Cuban. “He’s an idiot. Don’t listen to … he’s an idiot. That’s what we’ve got to say about that. He’s an idiot. Next question.”


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Westbrook delivered a superb performance in Game 5, finishing with 36 points, 12 rebounds and nine assists. Durant added 33 points.

The Thunder won the series 4-1, and will now advance to the second round to face off against the San Antonio Spurs.

DALLAS, TX – FEBRUARY 24: Kevin Durant #35 of the Oklahoma City Thunder celebrates after scoring against the Dallas Mavericks in the second half at American Airlines Center on February 24, 2016 in Dallas, Texas.

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