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During the Oklahoma City Thunder’s showdown against the in-state rival San Antonio Spurs, point guard Russell Westbrook made an ill-conceived attempt to draw a shooting foul by hoisting up a shot just inside the half-court line. As the Clark Griswold once said when imparting some sage advice onto his son, “Nothing to be proud of, Russ.”
With the game late in the 3rd quarter and the Thunder down by three, Westbrook was bringing the ball into the offensive zone when Spurs guard Gary Neal met him just as he entered the Thunder’s frontcourt to apply a little defense.
Westbrook, erroneously believing that any NBA referee in their right mind would blow their whistle and call a foul on such a play, jacked up a shot while leaning into Neal, hoping to draw a three shots at the free throw line.
Yeah, it didn’t work out as Westbrook planned.
That sad display of questionable gamesmanship is nearly as offensive, albeit in a different way, as this goofy getup Westbrook once had the bad sense to...
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Russell Westbrook has been known to act erratically from time to time with reporters and teammates. There was the on-court incident with Thabo Sefolosha followed by the bench outbreak and subsequent exit to the locker room. That was followed up with the Craig Sager “If that’s what you say, bruh” interview, and most recently the “Ya’ll n—-s trippin’” conclusion...
Russell Westbrook is generally not one of those players who has a problem with shot selection. But All-Star status or not, no one is going to back his decision to fling up a half-court shot in Monday night’s game against the Spurs.
That’s because Westbrook decided to take the ill-fated attempt with 2:29 remaining in the third quarter. He was not beating any buzzers but rather...
FROM WAY DOWNTOWN
In one of the less traditional three point attempts, Russ Westbrook showed that he will pretty do much whatever he wants on the court, whenever he wants. Check out the below video of Russ launching a shot from just inside of half-court, with 18 seconds left on the shot clock and 2:30 left in the 3rd. We understand what Russ was thinking, draw a quick three free throws, but unless...
What was Russell Westbrook thinking here? With 2:29 to go in the third quarter during Monday night’s matchup with the Spurs, and 18 seconds on the shot clock, Westbrook takes a step inside the half-court line and jacks up a completely ill-advised shot, expecting a whistle.
Ever since the inception of the shooting foul, NBA players have done their best to earn some extra points while trying to get called for one regardless of where they are on the court.During Monday night's Oklahoma City Thunder/San Antonio Spurs affair, Thunder guard Russell Westbrook attempted to draw a shooting foul on Spurs guard Gary Neal.Watch as Russell hoists a shot from...
Tweet Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook is one of the most exciting and dynamic players in the NBA. He’s also someone that many people have a love/hate relationship with. For all of the good things he does it generally only takes a few not-so-good plays before the criticism comes raining down. During the [...]
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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Kevin Durant scored 23 points, Russell Westbrook added 19 and the Oklahoma City cruised to a 110-87 victory over the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night.
Kevin Martin had 15 points for Oklahoma City, which improved to 25-8 at home. The Thunder led 29-19 after one quarter and 50-28 at halftime.
Gordon Hayward scored 20 points to lead Utah, and Enes Kanter had 12....
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Kevin Durant had 23 points and 10 rebounds, Russell Westbrook scored 15 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Boston Celtics 91-79 on Sunday to stretch their winning streak to five games.
The Thunder limited Boston to 25 percent shooting in the second half after the Celtics shot 51 percent in the first. Oklahoma City used an 11-2 run at the start of...
Kevin Durant had 23 points and 10 rebounds, Russell Westbrook scored 15 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Boston Celtics 91-79 on Sunday to stretch their winning streak to five games.
The Thunder limited Boston to 25 percent shooting in the second half after the Celtics shot 51 percent in the first.
Oklahoma City used an 11-2 run at the start of the fourth quarter to...
The Celtics have lost their last two games in an alarming fashion.
There were blown defensive assignments, terrible shot selection and of course Brandon Bass's 13 rebound explosion in Sunday's loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder.
It was all lost in their continued inability to protect the paint.
Russell Westbrook in particular feasted on the offensive boards, leaving...
Kevin Durant had 23 points and 10 rebounds, Russell Westbrook scored 19 points and the Oklahoma City cruised to a 110-87 victory over the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night.
Kevin Martin added 15 points for Oklahoma City, which improved to 25-8 at home. The Thunder led 29-19 after one quarter and 50-28 at halftime.
Gordon Hayward scored 20 points to lead Utah, and Enes Kanter had 12...