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NBA / Dec 18, 2014 / 12:45 pm

Russell Westbrook Says He’s Trying To Be “Best Defensive Player” In NBA

Russell Westbrook

The incredible raw stats don’t even do Russell Westbrook’s performance justice. The three-time All-NBA Second Team honoree is averaging 26.4 points, 5.8 rebounds, 6.8 assists per game this season – and doing it in a mind-bending 29.6 minutes a night. Prorated for a 36-minute game, Westbrook’s numbers seem like they must be fake: 32.0 points, 7.1 boards, 8.3 dimes. Each of those marks is a career-high, as are his shooting percentages from the field (49.5) and beyond the arc (35.5). But that mostly takes just one side of the floor into account. Basketball is played on two, and Westbrook is finally living up to the hype on defense that accompanied his NBA arrival from UCLA. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Dec 17, 2014 / 11:30 am

GIF: Russell Westbrook Destroys Rim On Tomahawk Jam, Then…Raises The Roof?

Russell Westbrook

If we had to make a list of the most entertaining NBA players to watch right now, Russell Westbrook would be at, or near, the top. The Thunder point guard is also playing out of his mind since returning from a hand injury that kept him out of 15 games earlier this season. Against Sacramento last night, Russ continued to abuse OKC opponents, and even brought back a celebration that was at its peak way back in the 1990s. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Dec 14, 2014 / 11:45 pm

Video: Russell Westbrook Wins Jump Ball Against 7-1 Alex Len

Alex Len, Russell Westbrook

Nothing Russell Westbrook does on the basketball court surprises us anymore. But that doesn’t mean this isn’t so, so awesome. Watch Oklahoma City’s 6-4 point guard win a jump ball over 7-1 Phoenix Suns center Alex Len in his team’s 112-88 victory. Read More »

NBA / Dec 12, 2014 / 2:00 pm

Brooks: Russell Westbrook “Plays At Another Level Than Any Other PG”

Russell Westbrook

We voted for Stephen Curry, Kyle Lowry, and John Wall on the rough draft of our All-Star ballot. It speaks to the incredible wealth of point guard talent overall and this season especially that we chose three for just four available backcourt spots, but what does even louder is that we were forced to leave off so many quality floor generals. Read More »

Video / Dec 11, 2014 / 9:15 pm

Watch Russell Westbrook Fly In For Vicious Fast Break Dunk Versus Cavs

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Russell Westbrook (photo. Kiop Vine)

Most point guards would further draw the defender and leave a pass for their teammate here. Russell Westbrook isn’t most point guards. Watch the Oklahoma City Thunder superstar catch on the break and fly in for a powerful one-handed dunk versus the Cleveland Cavaliers. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Dec 9, 2014 / 10:30 pm

Video: Russell Westbrook Rises For Powerful Tip Dunk Over O.J. Mayo

Russell Westbrook, O.J. Mayo

It’s good to have you back, Russell Westbrook. Watch the Oklahoma City Thunder superstar rise for a powerful tip dunk on top of O.J. Mayo in his team’s 114-101 win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday. Read More »

Video / Dec 9, 2014 / 3:15 pm

Westbrook’s “Ready To Fly” Foot Locker Spot Lampoons Commercial Cliches

Russell Westbrook

In this new Foot Locker spot, Russell Westbrook and Jordan Brand team up to poke a little fun at all the high-octane commercials that predominate the market. Athlete’s commercials — specifically NBA athletes — all feature the same scenes and Westbrook mentions them all when the adolescent protagonist says he’s “Ready to fly.” Read More »

Smack / Dec 8, 2014 / 8:45 pm

Kevin Durant: “I Really Don’t Give A Damn What People Got To Say”

Kyle Singler, Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant is the baddest, and after encountering some of the first critiques of his future Hall-of-Fame career, he’s weary of the crescendoing catcalls. After a summer that saw him encounter some backlash after bowing out of the FIBA World Cup and a foot injury that kept him out of the Thunder’s first 17 games, he made it clear he doesn’t “give a damn what people say” to the Washington Post‘s Michael Lee. Read More »

GIFs, Video / Dec 7, 2014 / 8:30 pm

Watch Russell Westbrook Knife Through Defense For Monstrous Tomahawk Slam

Russell Westbrook

Russell Westbrook

This might be our favorite play of the young season so far. Watch Russell Westbrook knife through the defense and rise for a monstrous cock-back, tomahawk jam before letting out a primal scream and pose in the Oklahoma City Thunder’s win over the Detroit Pistons. Read More »

GIFs, Latest News / Dec 6, 2014 / 4:15 pm

GIF: Kevin Durant Calls For Ball Before Russell Westbrook Airmails Jumper

Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook

We’re only two games into the seventh season of the partnership between Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. Frankly, we’re surprised it took just this long for the ill-fated tandem to endure more time-honored disharmony. As the reigning MVP calls for the ball at the top of the key, watch the Thunder’s guard – note the lack of “point” – lose control of the ball before airmailing a contested jumper. Read More »