March 31, 2009.
I think that’s the night I realized Russell Westbrook was going to be good.
By good I mean good. Not a player that’s talented but frustratingly inconsistent. But a player that can grow into an absolute demon wrecking ball from hell. A player that can win games all by himself, that can carry a team on an off night, that could mature and develop into an All-Star.
March 31, 2009, the young Thunder were trying to continue their push to close their inaugural season in Oklahoma City on a positive note. They were 5-8 in March — which was really good for that team — and were taking on the mighty Spurs in San Antonio. Hard to figure how it happened, but the Thunder miraculously upset the Spurs 96-95, producing their signature win of the 2008-09 season. And it happened largely because of Russell Westbrook. Keep Reading…