Kevin Durant is the face of the team. He’s the star. He’s the recognizable guy.
But one guy on the Thunder has seen his star stock quietly rise over the past eight months or so. It started with a great playoff series against the Lakers in which NBA fans finally got to see Russell Westbrook’s skill, speed and athleticism. And over the summer, it grew more as the entire world got a peek as Westbrook’s ridiculous ability.
Now he’s appearing in commercials, getting his own shoes and today, Westbrook appeared on ESPN’s First Take and talked about his experience in Turkey, his favorite dunk (how could it not be the one over Lamar Odom?) and who the best dunker on the team is. Fun stuff.