|Sacramento Kings' forward Omri Casspi challenges Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant. (REUTERS/Bill Waugh)
LOS ANGELES — Whatever hatchet existed between Chris Bosh and Kevin Durant, it’s not been buried.
In the aftermath of a 108-103 loss to the visiting Heat on Jan. 30, Durant, Oklahoma City’s star forward, called Bosh a “fake tough guy.’’
The two will oppose each other in Sunday’s all-star game, but each was part of an NBA Cares initiative Friday morning.
“They were comments made after a game,’’ Bosh said. “I’ve made comments I wanted to take part, comments I felt strongly about but it came out the wrong way.
“After a game, especially after a close one, it’s the wrong time to ask someone, but it’s the nature of the beast.”
Durant has clearly put the incident behind.
“It’s all good,’’ the league’s leading scorer said.
For Bosh, Sunday’s appearance at Staples Center is the first since Miami’s Christmas Day mauling of the Lakers.
Miami’s Big Three has been booed during every road stop and Bosh doesn’t think Sunday’s showcase will feature any hostilities.
Sunday also brings together Miami’s Big Three and Boston’s Big Four.
The Heat and Celtics have met three times with the reigning East champions winning each game.
“Nothing that happens in the regular season should be a concern, unless it’s bad habits,’’ Bosh said.
“Sunday will fun for all us because it’s a casual atmosphere.”