Let Mase’s voice Russ’ welcome back into the league.
If last year’s playoffs weren’t enough of an indication, after the recent Timberwolves debacle it was super evident just how short-handed the Thunder are without Westbrook. There’s a struggle to score. Reggie Jackson has to do too much and it throws the rotation out of whack and if Kevin Durant isn’t playing like Maximus Decimus Meridius pre-Joaquin stab then before long Ricky Rubio is skipping and smiling up and down the floor while Kevin Love beards and broods behind him, inhaling rebounds and giving everyone buckets of all kinds from all areas on the floor like he’s Wes.
But now Westbrook is back and the balance of power is restored.
There are things I’d forgotten about him. Or, perhaps, I hadn’t forgotten them altogether. I’d just forgotten the extremity of them. The aggression. The speed. The anger. The physicality. The athleticism. All of it is just outrageous. People have spoken on his having disregarded physics with his play before. It’s true, though, he has no time for it. Keep Reading…