TAG: Russell Westbrook

NBA / Jun 4, 2014 / 1:30 pm

The Next Wave Of The 15 Most Marketable NBA Stars

Damian Lillard

As the NBA continues to grow globally; companies in the international markets have reached out to some of the game’s youngest, brightest and biggest stars to promote their products across the world. Even if it means paying a hefty price to lock down a potential superstar, NBA personalities have become some of the biggest brands in the world. In the age of social media, the culture has changed and fans are following their favorite players more closely than ever. Read More »

GIFs, Video / Jun 4, 2014 / 12:30 pm

All Of Russell Westbrook’s Dunks For The 2013-14 Season

Russell Westbrook

(Chris Humphreys/USA TODAY Sports)

Russell Westbrook has become a sounding board for all the angry fans who think he’s stealing Thunder from 2014 NBA MVP Kevin Durant with his offensive ex-or implosions. We’re of the “Let Westbrook be Westberook” (#LWBW) opinion, which is why this recent video showing every one of his dunks during the 2013-14 season made our eyes light up. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Jun 1, 2014 / 12:22 pm

Video: Kawhi Leonard’s Series-Clinching OT Block On Russell Westbrook

Russell Westbrook, Kawhi Leonard

There was only a minute remaining in OT during Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals when Kawhi Leonard‘s heady play saved the Spurs from a Game 7. After Serge Ibaka blocked Manu Ginobili‘s layup against the backboard, OKC got out on the break for what seemed like an easy transition bucket. Read More »

NBA / May 29, 2014 / 9:40 pm

Video: Russell Westbrook Annihilates The Rim

Russell Westbrook, Danny Green

Gregg Popovich was trying out a 3-2 zone tonight in Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals. His hope was to slow down OKC’s explosive attack, but Russell Westbrook took one gigantic bite out of the strategy with a slam that crackled like Zeus’ weaponry. Read More »

NBA / May 28, 2014 / 11:15 am

Russell Westbrook Struts, Spurs Crumble In Game 4

Russell Westbrook

The Oklahoma City Thunder evened the series 2-2 last night against a Spurs team that looked unbeatable less than a week ago. The return of Serge Ibaka has shorn up their interior defense, and Russell Westbrook played one of the best games of his life during their Game 4 win and deserves the Russ Strut he pulled towards the end. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / May 28, 2014 / 10:30 am

Video: Russell Westbrook Steal & Slam

Russell Westbrook, Tony Parker

There is a lot to be said for Russell Westbrook‘s “My name is MY NAME” Game 4. He was all over the court on both sides of the ball on the way to OKC’s stampeding win. On one play, he stripped Tony Parker from behind then exploded past Marco Bellinelli for an easy breakaway dunk. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / May 28, 2014 / 12:39 am

Video: Russell Westbrook Jams On Cory Joseph, Then Stares Him Down

Russell Westbrook

Russell Westbrook came to play in Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals on Tuesday, and man, it was fun to watch. One of many Russ plays that stood out occurred late in the third quarter. While the Spurs’ defense shifted focus to the moving Kevin Durant, a lane cleared up for Westbrook to cut backdoor on Corey Joseph. Read More »

Smack / May 22, 2014 / 12:45 am

Russell Westbrook Wants Kevin Durant To “Wake Up”

Russell Westbrook

In the first half, during San Antonio’s first — of many — runs on the visiting Thunder, Russell Westbrook tried to get 2014 MVP Kevin Durant into the game. A lethargic-looking KD couldn’t get on track and neither could the Thunder while getting crushed 112-77. Read More »

NBA / May 20, 2014 / 10:15 am

Spurs Dominate Ibaka-Less Paint, Take Game 1 From OKC

Tim Duncan, Nick Collison, Kendrick Perkins

The Spurs may have deluded us into believing they were preparing for Serge Ibaka to rip off his warmups before Game 1 in San Antonio Monday night, but they didn’t play like he was in the game. San Antonio scored 66 points in the paint on their way to a dominating 122-105 Game 1 win over Oklahoma City. Read More »

NBA / May 16, 2014 / 12:45 pm

3 One-On-One Matchups To Watch In Eastern & Western Conference Finals

Tony Parker, Russell Westbrook

After two rounds of stellar basketball in the 2014 Playoffs, which featured the best first round in NBA Playoff history, the conference finals are set to kickoff on Sunday. Even with the unpredictable nature that consumed the playoffs to this point, the teams that made it to the Final Four–NBA style–are not too surprising for the fans. Read More »