I’ve spoken my peace about Russell Westbrook 20 times over during this postseason. While some were calling him a ballhog, a selfish player or an egotistical maniac, I saw a guy that was forced into trying to make plays from his point guard position.
He maybe called his own number a little too much and his usage went up from the regular season, but for the most part, he was the same old Russ that makes you yell “I love that dude!” and that makes you throw things.
Kevin Durant defended him valiantly after Game 5’s elimination last night saying, “It’s kind of frustrating to see the kind of criticism he’s been getting because he led us by playing the way he’s been playing now the whole season. That’s what made him an All-Star, second team All-NBA. And it kind of baffles me that people just start to criticize because he’s playing like that now.”
Naturally though, you’d expect KD to always say the right thing no matter what. That’s why I thought this quote from Shawn Marion last night was maybe even a little better. Keep Reading…