I really got a kick out of this last night. Kyle Lowry picks Russell Westbrook’s pocket, which is something you rarely see. Westbrook doesn’t get the ball taken from him very much. He just gives it away.
Anyway, Lowry steals it from Westbrook and you can see Russ is peeved that he let that happen. So in very Russell Westbrook-ish fashion, he takes it right back. And then of course finishes with a nice dunk. That play really sums up Westbrook’s on-court personality Oh you’re going to take it from me? WELL I’LL TAKE IT RIGHT BACK AND DUNK ON YOU.
Westbrook is one of the most fierce, tenacious competitors in the whole league. It just oozes out of him. It’s probably my favorite thing, that “Why Not?” play-all-out attitude. I said this to someone before that if you made me pick 12 players on the Thunder to clone to build a whole roster from, I’d take Russell Westbrook. No doubt in my mind. And that team would be dang good.