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OKLAHOMA CITY Russell Westbrook is seen as everything from rogue to apathetic.
And in any given game you'll hear he's an amazing talent and that he doesn't get back on defense.
But one thing Westbrook has never been is phony.
This isn't a Dwight HowardKobe Bryant situation where there are team chemistry issues. This isn't a Dwight HowardStan Van Gundy situation where there is a coach and player issue. Deron Williams and any number of characters or Kobe and Pau Gasol. None of those things are in play in Oklahoma City.
This is Westbrook. He's never changed and he likely never will. His coaches don't seem to have a problem with him and his teammates certainly haven't made any waves about him, either.
Got a problem with him, his style, attitude or shot selection, it's time to get over it. It's our problem. Not his. In the past week, Westbrook has stormed off the court after a tantrum and then been a model citizen the past two games.
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