Is Westbrook Taking Over the Leauge?


Max F., Blogger

Russell Westbrook is dominating the league. He has developed over his nine year NBA career.  He’s already one of the most known faces in the league!

Westbrook has played with the Oklahoma City Thunder for his whole career. Before this season he was one half of an amazing duo with Kevin Durant. This past offseason Durant chose to join Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, Andre Iguodala, and the rest of the Golden State Warriors. Once Durant left him, Westbrook wanted to prove something.

He has 27 triple doubles this season! That’s crazy! He is now one of the best point guards in the league, even better than Curry. Curry has zero triple doubles this season. 

A triple double is when you score at least double digit numbers in at least three categories like points, steals, blocks, assists, and rebounds.

Russell averages 30.9 points, 10.5 rebounds, and 10.2 assists  per game. He’s averaging a triple double every game! Curry averages 25.6 points, 4.3 rebounds per game, and 6.4 assists per game

Westbrook wasn’t always the person he is today. He’s a bit more on the shy side when he played college ball at UCLA. When one of his best friends died Westbrook wanted to keep his legacy going so he started to be the hyped up player he is today. His best friend was all about energy. When he passed away Westbrook started to change his personality and became the player he is today.