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Russell Westbrook plays it perfectly in season opener

Russell Westbrook insisted he didn't watch his old teammate Kevin Durant lose, but instead prepared for his own season opener, and Wednesday night he showed he was ready.The Russell Westbrook Show debuted and the star was at his best in every facet, scoring 32 points with 12 rebounds, nine assists and just two turnovers in Oklahoma City's 103-97 win at Philadelphia.Westbrook is a...
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8 hours ago

Russell Westbrook did not pay attention to Kevin Durant debut with Warriors

Russell Westbrook had a very simple answer when asked if he paid any attention to Kevin Durant’s Golden State Warriors debut. “Nah,” Westbrook said Wednesday when asked if he’d watched any of Tuesday night’s games, via Royce Young of ESPN. Westbrook repeated that when asked if he’d seen any of the scores, which would have included Golden State’s decisive home loss...
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Russell Westbrook reveals what he did while the Warriors played their opener

Other than some light subtweeting and a subtle press conference comment here or there, Russell Westbrook has been able to stymie the whole Kevin Durant leaving for Golden State thing quite professionally.On Wednesday, before the Oklahoma City Thunder's opening game in Philadelphia vs. the 76ers, Westbrook was asked whether he watched his former OKC running mate play with his new...
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16 hours ago

Westbrook on if he watched Durant’s Warriors debut: ‘Nah’

Russell Westbrook revealed he didn’t spend any time watching former teammate Kevin Durant’s debut as the member of the Golden State Warriors. When asked if he caught any NBA opening night action Tuesday night — which included the Warriors’ showdown with the San Antonio Spurs — Westbrook replied, “Nah.” To be fair, when the Oklahoma City Thunder superstar was asked...
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The five most interesting NBA players who don’t play for the Warriors or Cavs

What are we doing here? It's been four months since the Cleveland Cavaliers pulled off a miraculous comeback, winning three straight games against the team with the best regular season record in NBA history and ending the city's 52-year, 147-season title drought. And eight months from now, we'll be doing it again. No Eastern Conference team has constructed a squad that's anything...
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Box Score 10/20: Dwyer, Lindor, Towns and Burfict

Good morning and welcome to the YB Box Score, what we're reading while we wait for Game Five of the WNBA Finals. (Watching the shell of the Bears take on the Packers above this finale is madness.) Happy birthday to Keith Hernandez and Eddie Jones. In this date in 1943 the Kansas City Monarchs bested the Hilldale Athletic Club in Game 10 of the first Negro League World Series, and...
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Durant: Westbrook and I were nothing more than 'work friends'

Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook were never best friends during their time together as teammates with the Oklahoma City Thunder. We know this for certain now because Durant has admitted it. In a wide-ranging interview with Paul Solotaroff of Rolling Stone, Durant opened up about his relationship with Westbrook and how the two were never more than “work friends.” “We had...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Russell Westbrook gets into skirmish with Marc Gasol

Russell Westbrook appears to be in midseason form when it comes to his no-holds-barred, aggressive and hyper-competitive on-court demeanor. One needn’t look any further than how the Oklahoma City Thunder superstar mixed it up with Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol during Thursday’s exhibition tilt. The two appeared to run into each other while making their way back down the...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Westbrook on Durant’s 'selfless' Warriors talk: ‘That’s cute’

Russell Westbrook is still trying to make it clear to the media he doesn’t plan on talking about Kevin Durant all season long. And perhaps the Oklahoma City Thunder superstar made his strongest case yet on Thursday by sarcastically reacting to some comments from Durant. Durant recently spoke at length about how the Golden State Warriors are a lot like a family. This would seem...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Westbrook: European offenses '10 times better' than NBA

Russell Westbrook thinks that NBA offenses have some catching up to do relative to their European brethren. After his Oklahoma City Thunder recently completed a pair of preseason games in Europe against Spanish basketball clubs, Westbrook expressed his belief that offenses here pale in comparison to offenses overseas. “I think one thing people don’t realized is guarding teams...
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

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