Colin likes Russell Westbrook, he’s just not that into him for MVP
Colin has said on numerous occasions that he doesn’t understand the media obsession with triple doubles this year. By proclamation, the national sports media has turned the triple double from a unique stat into the holy grail of comparing NBA MVP candidates.
After breaking Oscar Robertson’s triple double record with a 50-point effort against the Nuggets last night, many triple double lovers are calling the MVP race for Russ. Colin is still not sold.
It’s not because he hates Westbrook, Colin has often said that if he had to pay to see one player in the league it would be Westbrook. He’s the most exciting player in the league. Colin is into Westbrook, he’s just not THAT into him for MVP.
“I enjoy watching him play, and would buy a ticket, which I can say for almost no other athlete. I prefer some other guys over him who are more efficient, who are on teams that win more, who don’t seem to be trying to win it quite as much.”
The Lakers aren’t even close to being close
Colin went to the Laker game last night against the Timberwolves, and one thing became clear after watching the game. The Lakers aren’t even close to be close. Colin had a hard time telling the L.A. starters from the reserves. They have a roster full of average.
When comparing them to the loaded young Minnesota roster, the talent gap is even more glaring. The T’Wolves have two young stars to build around in Towns and Wiggins. The Lakers may have a potential All-Star in Brandon Ingram, but he’s a year away from being 2 years away.
Magic Johnson has a lot of work ahead of him and, at this point, the Lakers road back to prominence looks like, at best, a long one.
Chris Broussard – FS1 NBA Insider is in-studio to on what he makes out of Cleveland’s fourth quarter collapse against Atlanta; if they should worry about making out of the East; and if he’s 100% in on Westbrook for MVP.
Eric Mangini – Former Browns and Jets head coach is in-studio to talk about Romo to CBS; the challenges he faced transitioning from the NFL to broadcasting; why he thinks Romo will struggle; and why he thinks Romo will play football next year.
Caron Butler – 14-year NBA veteran is in-studio to talk about facing Westbrook and LeBron; how both players have grown; why Westbrook is the MVP; and why he’s troubled by the Cavs reliance on LeBron heading into the playoffs.
Stu Holden – Fox Sports Soccer Analyst is in-studio to break exclusive news that the United States, Canada and Mexico jointly bidding on the 2026 World Cup and the 2018 World Cup qualification chances.