Russell Westbrook had 58 points in a loss to the Blazers last night. The Thunder lost the game, but Westbrook put up another monster stat line. Westbrook stat-fanatics say the performance is further proof he should win NBA MVP.
Colin sees it differently. Westbrook is piling up stats in a culture that values triple-doubles above all else, but if you look how his former teammates and coaches have done after leaving OKC, they’ve all gotten better without him.
Scott Brooks is a legitimate candidate for NBA Coach of the Year in Washington, James Harden is an MVP candidate in Houston, and before his injury, Durant was having his most efficient season as a pro in Golden State.
If everyone that leaves Westbrook gets better when they leave. Colin thinks there is only one conclusion to draw from the successful track record of his ex-teammates and coaches: Russell Westbrook is the problem.
“When people leave you, and when they flourish beyond you, maybe it’s no longer on them, it’s on you.
If people leave companies, people leave teams, and they do very well without you, it’s sort of a sign that maybe you’re wrong and they were right.”
Check out Colin’s full rant here: