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Hell hath no fury like a Westbrook scorned

by Kevin Plinzke- THE STYLUS
Tue, Mar 28th 2017 07:00 pm
Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

 Are there any other sports fans out there who can't get enough of basketball player Russell Westbrook?

The point guard for the Oklahoma City Thunder is a hot MVP candidate for the 2017 season, considering he literally averages a triple-double, a feat that is extremely impressive.

For me, the joy in Westbrook has every bit to do with how he acts off the court as he does on.

The infamous departure of his former running mate Kevin Durant, who left for the already stacked Warriors, who beat Durant and Westbrook's thunder last postseason is what is fueling Westbrook's especially "salty" energy towards the rest of the NBA. And it is a beautiful thing.

"Who is he?" Westbrook said of reigning NBA MVP Steph Curry when asked about Curry's MVP pick being Houston Rockets guard James Harden.  

During all star weekend, there was a lot of talk regarding Westbrooks reunion with Durant.

When directly asked about the two's first exchange, he seriously responded, "Fashion week has been great. Have you guys seen Fashion week?"

This man is on another level of bitter and fans of the NBA and Thunder are blessed with a show for the ages.

When the Thunder and Warriors have faced off this season, there have been some classic Westbrook moments, including a screaming match between Westbrook and Durant, where Westbrook repeatedly screamed "I'm coming" in Durant's direction.

Westbrook has elite swagger, and even more elite basketball skills. Watching him this season has been nothing short of joyous and he is my MVP pick.

As good as Harden has been, the sheer magnitude of Westbrook's accomplishments are too hard to overlook, as according to ESPN, Russell Westbrook would be the second player in NBA history to average a triple double.

The first was Oscar Robertson in the 1961-62 season. He's also managed to weather the storm of losing one of the greatest players of this generation and still has the Thunder poised to make the playoffs.

Even the rap world is embracing "Brodie," as self proclaimed "Greatest rapper alive" Kendrick Lamar gives Westbrook a shoutout in his newest track, "The Heart Part IV."

Lamar spits, "You jumped sides on me now you bout to meet Westbrook" and Lamar refers to the aggressive style that Westbrook is widely known of playing with.

He compares himself to Westbrook in a sense that he has the same killer instinct, and isn't afraid to "slap the **** out of you" if you jump sides on me.

Whether it be his eccentric personality and style, or his incredible skills as a basketball player, a lot of people can agree that the NBA is a lot better of a league with a scorned Westbrook providing almost daily entertainment.


kplin1@u.brockport.edu