Russell Westbrook normally doesn’t get accused of being smooth when he dunks. Most of the time, words like “vicious,” “nasty,” “angry” and “powerful” best describe Westbrook’s dunk habits.
But his lefty finish against the Lakers Sunday was smooth like Brian Davis’s head. The behind-the-back move on Kobe was slick and then the finish with the left was just… pretty. After finishing it, Westbrook looked at his left hand in shock. The reason? Because he’s never dunked with the left.
Weird thing is though, Westbrook actually is left-handed. He just doesn’t shoot a basketball with it. But now, he dunks with it.