Oklahoma City Thunder All-Star level guard Russell Westbrook is on tempo to common a triple-double for the third straight season, but he is nonetheless receiving criticism from pundits who contend that his stats are over blown. That mentioned, none of these opinions matter to the NBA's triple-double king.
During a quick media session Wednesday afternoon, Westbrook was requested about coping with individuals criticizing his sport, and he delivered an ideal response that included the next opener: “I’ve been blessed with the expertise to not give a fuck."
Westbrook's full feedback, per NewsOK.com:
“Regardless of what occurs, it doesn’t change the best way I reside, what I believe. I've an unbelievable household. Great mates. An unbelievable life. Unbelievable job. I make some huge cash at my job. I’m extraordinarily blessed, grateful, humble. I haven’t been in hassle. I don’t trigger no issues. I’m completely superb. I’m residing my greatest life and I can’t complain one bit. He say, she say, what any individual says about capturing, passing, dribbling, yearly it’s one thing … they’ve received to make up one thing about me, which is okay, it’s good. One factor I all the time know is that if they’re not speaking about you you’re doing one thing proper.”
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The 30-year outdated guard just lately notched his 10th consecutive triple-double, breaking Wilt Chamberlain's mark of 9 straight set in 1968. Through 48 video games this season, Westbrook is averaging 21, 11 & 11, although he is capturing simply 41.2% from the sphere and 24.four% from Three-point vary. However, as he famous, he is nonetheless residing his greatest life.
OKC, winners of 9 of their final 10, are at the moment sitting in third place within the Western Conference with a document of 37-19.
Damian Lillard Endorses Paul George For MVP: "He’s On A Different Level"
"that dude is MVP."
Heading into the NBA All Star break it seems to be a three-man race for the 2018-19 NBA MVP Award.
Among the three is Oklahoma City Thunder All Star ahead Paul George, who just lately went off for 47 factors, 12 rebounds and 10 assists throughout a victory towards Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers.
Following OKC's 120-111 win, Lillard spoke concerning the MVP-caliber run that PG has been on this 12 months.
Lillard says (H/T ESPN's Royce Young):
"He's on a distinct stage. After watching him over the past 10 video games or so, I catch loads of their video games, after which seeing him tonight, that dude is MVP. If they preserve this up, he is MVP."
Evan Turner additionally described George as being on "a very completely different stage," and labeled him "one of the best that we most likely went up towards all 12 months."
"It was unreal. Everybody goes loopy for Giannis and James. Everybody I most likely went up towards, and no disrespect to different groups, they're unbelievable, Paul is one of the best that we most likely went up towards all 12 months. He's at a very completely different stage. It's onerous to even clarify... He's simply in an important groove. He's in an important groove. He's enjoying nice. They're on a roll. I've by no means carried out at an MVP stage, I've seen just a few, however he is an MVP in my private opinion."
Through 55 video games this season, George is averaging a career-high 28.7 factors, eight rebounds and four.1 assists to associate with a career-high 2.three steals per sport.
Russell Westbrook Debuts “Equality" Jordan Why Not Zer0.2 For MLK Day
Westbrook dons "Equality" Why Not Zer0.2 for MLK Day.
The NBA's annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day slate of video games will kickoff at the moment at 12:30 pm ET, that includes Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder towards the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden.
In honor of the event, Westbrook is about to debut a particular "Equality" colorway of his second signature sneaker, the Jordan Westbrook Why Not Zer0.2. Check out photographs of the kicks from at the moment's pre-game warmup within the posts embedded under.