Russell Westbrook is one of the most outspoken players in the NBA and he was recently asked if he would be rooting for the Spurs to beat the Pelicans on Wednesday. He laughed.
In one of the most heated races in the NBA right now, Russell Westbrook is trying to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to the postseason over the New Orleans Pelicans. However, with one game remaining on the schedule, the Pelicans and Thunder are tied for the final spot in the Western Conference playoffs — New Orleans owns the tie-breaker.
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Even performances like the 53-point, nine-rebound, eight-assist one he had last week in a loss hasn’t been enough to guarantee the Thunder a spot in the postseason. It’s hard to believe a team with an MVP-type performer like Westbrook could miss out on the playoffs.
With that one game remaining on both of their schedules, all the Pelicans need to do is win and the Thunder need a win and a Pelicans loss.
Enter, the San Antonio Spurs.
San Antonio is one of the best teams in the NBA and has been such for the past decade, or so. This team can never be counted out and when experts said the Spurs were too old to contend for another title, they take down LeBron James and Dwyane Wade for one in 2014.
Oklahoma City needs San Antonio to win on Wednesday in order for the Thunder to have a shot at a playoff berth, assuming they win their game.
However, Russell Westbrook doesn’t care about the Spurs, he only cares about one team and he will never root for another team.
A reporter asked if Westbrook would call himself a Spurs fan come Wednesday night when they’re battling the Pelicans. All the point guard could do was laugh and shrug it off, saying.
“I ain’t no Spurs fan. What type of question is that? See my hat?”
Well, we all know how Russell feels now. Never ask Russ a dumb question or this may happen:
Warning: some NSFW language contained in video below.
Well done, Russ. That’s why we love you.
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