Wearing his uniform — man, it was awesome to see him back in uniform — Russell Westbrook came walking into the tiny room where cameras and reporters waited for him on Thunder media day, plopped down in his chair and flashed a big smile.
“Positive,” Westbrook said when asked what his state of mind is right now. “Positive.”
That’s definitely the spirit and attitude Westbrook gave off during his near 10-minute interview session. Picking up from where he left off post-injury last spring, he was unusually chipper and conversational with the assembled media members, joking, laughing and smiling as he answered questions. He seemed genuinely happy to be speaking with the media. Maybe his knee wasn’t the only thing that was operated on this summer.
But really, it’s probably just because Westbrook can finally see the light at the end of the dark tunnel he’s been in. The first injury of his career, forcing him to watch his team struggle to an unexpected second-round exit. Then surgery, then rehab. Keep Reading…