Russell Westbrook will join Kevin Durant in Los Angeles as part of the Western Conference All-Star team, the NBA announced Thursday.
Westbrook, a native of Los Angeles and an alum of UCLA, surely will relish the fact that his first All-Star Game is in L.A.
The selection is well-deserved for Westbrook who has had a fantastic season. He’s the only player in the league averaging at least 22 points, eight assists and five rebounds a game. It’s kind of becoming the “Westbrook Line” as he was the only point guard with those type of numbers last year too.
There’s no doubt Westbrook should be there. As a third year player, he’s had 23 double-doubles and three triple-doubles, typing LeBron for tops in the league.
Joining Westbrook on the Western reserve squad is Deron Williams, Blake Griffin, Dirk Nowitzki, Tim Duncan, Pau Gasol and Manu Ginobili. Kevin Love and LaMarcus Aldridge are the big snubs in the West. Luckily, Westbrook isn’t joining them on that list.