Although Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant’s relationship in Oklahoma City was rocky at times, yet overall when you looked at them on the floor it was good. Durant hitting a few shots or Russell bringing the hammer down, denting the rim as he always does. Enough nostalgia, the point is they had a good relationship, they were like brothers. And that extended over the whole roster for Westbrook, now being titled as ‘the new Dwight Howard, no one wanting to play with him.
This is, however, a very illogical statement. Enes Kanter defended his teammate Westbrook, saying that they were wrong, and he wants to play with Westbrook. He also said Westbrook makes all of them better, and that’s a true fact seeing as nearly half of the made field goals OKC had, Westbrook assisted on.
One thing to consider is, why would someone not want to play with someone who was top 5 in MVP voting? In a league with the likes of LeBron James and Stephen Curry, you’d be blessed to have a player like Westbrook. The Triple-Double machine, able to pass just as cleanly as he can nearly tear the rim off its backboard. You’ve seen his routine pregame dancing with his protege, Cameron Payne. He’s obviously got some close bonds with the team, and can bring in talent.
Looking back at draft night, all OKC fans think about is the trade. Serge Ibaka to Orlando, for Victor Oladipo, Ersan Ilyasova, and the Orlando pick of Sabonis. Recently its bee reported that Oladipo is interested in a long term extension already, before the season has even started. Before he has even started a game or had a taste of playing with now a greater player than him on his team, Russell Westbrook. Obviously he must’ve felt welcomed, and you can be sure that Westbrook has had a hand in that.
The point is that Russell Westbrook is, in reality, a great teammate and an amazing human being. He can attract free agents and bring the team up with his play. Its time to embrace the new face of Oklahoma City, Thunder fans. My Thunder family, we need to defend our leader just like he defends our home court. Its time to #ThunderUp2K17, and there’s no reason not be as excited as ever.