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Kevin Durant gives himself a nickname, announces Russell Westbrook's return in interview

staff reports Published: February 17, 2014

In a interview with ESPN's Bill Simmons during the All-Star break, Kevin Durant gave himself the nickname "The Servant," and said that Russell Westbrook will be back for Thursday's game against the Heat.

Durant's reasoning for calling himself "The Servant?" - He's serving everyone. Even the people working in the crowd.

"I like to serve everybody. My teammates. Ushers at the game. The fans," Durant says.

Durant then goes on to shoot down "The Slim Reaper" again. He also likes "KD" and compares it to the simplicity of "AI" - the initials of former All-Star point guard Allen Iverson.

"I know it's kinda weird to make your own nickname, but I like that one better," Durant said about "The Servant."

And about 30 seconds in to the interview, Simmons asks the question everyone wants to know - When's Westbrook coming back?

Thunder writer Darnell Mayberry said on Twitter that "Thunder officials continue to say Russell Westbrook will be back 'sometime after the All-Star break.' No new timelines. No kinds of updates."

Over the All-Star break, there's been no official confirmation of Westbrook's return date - only reports from various sources.

(h/t Daily Thunder for the video)

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