Should Kevin Durant or James Harden show up at your cocktail party, bringing up Dwight Howard's name isn't exactly the best icebreaker.
NBC's Jimmy Fallon found that out the awkward way when the two Oklahoma City Thunder stars appeared on his show Monday night.
"What do you think of Dwight Howard going to the Lakers?," Fallon asked Durant and Harden in a giddy and excited tone many would hear from Lakers fans.
Durant shrugged his shoulders. Harden turned and slightly laughed. Awkward silence ensued. Crickets chirped.
"So you don't care?" Fallon asked, incredulously. "Come on! That's major. The Lakers are getting a crazy team."
"Good for them," Harden simply said.
Fresh from a gold-medal finish in the 2012 London Games, Durant and Harden likely received jeers from Kobe Bryant about the deal. They certainly fielded endless questions about it from reporters. Durant and Harden were adamant that they remained the top Western Conference team.
"You never know, but we feel confident about ourselves," Durant told The Times' Mike Bresnahan. "The Lakers, we always respect them. We always have battles with them. I'm sure it's going to be even more fun this upcoming season when we play against those guys."