Tag Archives: Russell Westbrook

On Russell Westbrook and the Thunder’s downfall

Russell Westbrook was one of the most polarizing players in the NBA this season as he made a bid for league MVP while assaulting the triple-double record books.  But, how valuable could he be if his team only went 47-35?  The Thunder’s first round playoff series loss to the Rockets was a microcosm of their season and how it revolved around Westbrook.  It put the question of the sustainability of relying on one star into the spotlight. Continue reading →

Thunder through the window

After dropping three straight games to the defending champion Golden State Warriors, the Oklahoma City Thunder’s season ended, again in disappointing fashion, and thus began the most important offseason in their time in Oklahoma.  With Kevin Durant as a free agent, the Thunder have to convince the superstar that Oklahoma should remain his home, while Durant has to decide if it is the best place to capture his elusive first NBA title. Continue reading →