Something blew through Chesapeake Energy Arena Friday night alright.
The natural disaster known as Russell Westbrook. He’s his own F5.
With some anxiety around the arena because of severe weather all over the state, the Thunder put the Kings on blast, wiping them away 115-89. A nice bounce back win that saw three quarters of extremely crisp and clean basketball.
But it was Westbrook’s flying, soaring, insert-your-own-descriptor-because-anything-fits dunk that did the most damage tonight. Here’s the best way I can describe the moment where Westbrook launched to track down Kevin Durant’s oop to him: I got the same feeling as when you drive by a highway patrolman going 20 over. My stomach turned over. I stomped the ground. I stopped breathing for roughly 10 seconds. When the ball was in the air, I thought, “No way. What a terrible pass KD.” And then Westbrook somehow got to it. I have no idea how. Trust me, the video doesn’t come close to doing this dunk justice. It’s like the difference in seeing Jimmy Hendrix wail the Star Spangled Banner at Woodstock on a grainy VHS tape versus being there in the front row. Keep Reading…