Westbrook said he would make allowances for former Thunder players.
“Unless you played here and you've been a part of this group, I don't think you should be in the other team's locker room,” Durant said. “I wouldn't do that. That's just me. I don't know how the other guys feel, but I wouldn't do it … you don't just walk into somebody's house.”
Perhaps the conflict was cultural. Noah is the son of French tennis star Yannick Noah and lived in Paris from 1988 to 1998. Sefolosha is Swiss. Switzerland is the world capital of neutrality, and France has been capitulating for centuries.
“You have to understand … they're both from Europe,” said ESPN analyst and former San Antonio Spur Bruce Bowen. “The fact that they have a kinship, they have a brotherhood, that's all they're going off of. They don't quite view the game like we do as Americans.
“I would never go into another person's locker room, especially after a loss battling with them.”
Sefolosha conceded the difference could be cultural.
“Everybody's different,” Sefolosha said. “It's one of those things, I kind of understand and definitely respect his (Perkins') point of view.
“I've seen Jeff (Green, a former Thunder player) come back in the locker room and say hi to the guys. It was no big deal.
“But it's a point of view I respect. His (Perkins') way of doing things. I'm perfectly fine with that. No bad feelings toward it.”