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Russell Westbrook Is The Livest PG in the Association


Point of clarification...

He's not the best PG in the association in my opinion (that would be Chauncey Billups...yep, that will get the party started) we're talking about who is the "livest" point guard in the association.

Define "Live" Ed...okay, "Live" is when a someone or something has the capability of making you get off your feet, scream loudly, and get goosebumps because he's done something truly ridiculous. In the case of Russell Westbrook, compare him against all of his peers in the floor general hierarchy, the boy is purely live as hell.

The scary thing is...he's only 21 and he's not even the best player on his team. Lets dig deeper on this, shall we?

Russell Westbrook in just his 2nd year in the league has found a way to be a floor leader for the youngest team in the NBA, the Oklahoma City Thunder, and helped lead them to as of right now the #6 seed in the Western Conference. This is truly astounding...think back to this time a year ago. The Thunder started their season at 2-23 last year and finished with a 23-59 record. Compare that to this year's team, they passed 23 wins in the middle of January this year and as of today, they are 36-23 and it is truly possible that OKC could host a home playoff series in May. Yes, you read that right.

Now we all understand that in the grand scheme of things, there is a simple analogy that fits when you think of the Thunder. Russell Westbrook is to Robin, as Kevin Durant is to Batman. Kevin Durant is by far the lead dog on the squad, yet in 2010 when you watch OKC play you can definitely tell that Durant believes in Westbrook (and the rest of his teammates) and they feed off of each other. This is the same Kevin Durant, who just in his 3rd season will probably finish the year leading the league in scoring. Most folks in OKC would have NO PROBLEM literally letting KD35 shoot every time. Westbrook allows some of that type of pressure be relieved from Durant, and he's filling it up more than ever.

Westbrook is AVERAGING a ridiculous line of 17 points, 8 assists, and 5 rebounds a game. Over the last month he's cranked it up to an absurd line of 20/10/7 and has made my boy Steve in OKC ponder the question could a PG ever average a triple-double? (To answer Steve's question, no I don't think ANYONE will ever average a triple-double again, unless there was a player who was 6'8" and played PG yet was built like a defensive end and liked to dig in in the trenchest to...wait, you say there's someone like that? Ah well damn.)

Russell has enough ability that he's now become a supreme ball hawk on other PGs, he will without hesitation drive it to the rack and dunk on you (which is always fun), and he is gradually improving his jump shot which was Rondo-esque when he was a rookie has no evolved somewhere in between Jason Kidd-Derrick Rose territory. Which is fine, because that's who I see him being like. An ultimate blend of JKidd and DRose, and if this is the caliber of a #2 player that Durant and Thunder are led by, then the NBA is going to be in trouble for a long long time...

Of course, I guess we should've seen this coming right?



You've got the juice now Westbrook, whatcha gonna do now?


SO WHO ARE YOU TAKING AS THE MOST EXCITING PG IN THE GAME TODAY? ROSE? RONDO? WESTBROOK? COULD JOHN WALL SUPERCEDE ALL OF THESE BOYS? LET US KNOW YOUR THOUGHTS!

-Ed.
www.edthesportsfan.com

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