For the first time since having season-ending injury and surgery. Russell Westbrook met with the OKC media today. Westbrook talked about what it’s like to watch his teammates in the Playoffs and the support he has received from the Thunder and its fans. Oh yeah, he still thinks the Thunder can win it all.
“I think we have a tough group of guys finding a way to win games. The group of guys we have, I think we have enough to get a ring,” Westbrook said. “In my honest opinion, we’ve been together long enough to be able to figure things out when guys go down, and I think you can see that.”
Listen to everything else he had to say below.
I’m not sure if all the Kevin Durant crossover and dunk finishes in the world is enough for the Thunder to beat Memphis, but as long as the series goes. KD spike jams like this one will always have a home on this blog.
The same Hanson brothers group responsible for creating MMMBop in the late 90′s wrote this years OKC Thunder rally song.
“There is something special about the Thunder and the connection they have with this state and the fans,” singer Taylor Hanson, 30, said. ”That’s what you see with the Flaming Lips and Hanson doing music that works with the team. There is a organic connection and pride that the state has. It’s excitement to have a team that is a contender against the best teams around. That’s such a great thing to be able to root for and if you can have your music connect the dots.”
From Tulsa, Isaac, Taylor, and Zac are huge Thunder fans! Which makes me think they might be kinda cool after all. Maybe.
“I just wanted to get up the floor as quick as possible and find a shot. That was the only shot I could find and, by the grace of God, it went in.” – Kevin Durant
So yeah, I guess that happened. What can I say.
No Westbrook. No problem. Riding solo, Kevin Durant ran wild on the Rockets dropping 41 points in Houston. Which includes this rather large dunk on Omer Asik who tried his best to go as high as KD for the block, but ran out of floors in his elevator. As impressive as this dunk was, this shot was even better.
After Russell Westbrook tweaked his knee on a kinda reckless play by Patrick Beverly in Game 2. He was pretty much fuelled out of anger to exploded for 29 points, sparked by Beverly’s opportunistic and questionable steal attempt that left him hobbled. The game ended, OKC won and everything seemed fine. Flash forward to a day before the Thunder take on the Rockets in Houston for Game 3, and Westbrook will be out indefinitely for the playoffs with a torn meniscus. WTF! These playoff injury gods are thirsty.