That's because everyone was shitting on Westbrook for like 60% of the season even when he played well, but Durant always gets a pass. We gotta criticize players for their play, regardless of who they are. And I am just getting tired of Durant's "nicest guy in the NBA" persona, don't know why he is treated like the holy child that does no wrong while Westbrook is the little bro everyone underrates and shits on
Doesn't matter that Durant is better than Westbrook, Russel brings more to the table due to his versatility. The gap between them isn't as big as the gap between Durant and Lebron.
Actually I have been tired of people giving Westbrook shit for no reason or overreact to every little mistake he makes all year. This season I have only made appreciation threads for Westbrook since I also feel people give enough credit to KD already. That does not mean I'm gonna diss Durant to highlight Russell's influence on the team. It would be basically the same as what Goatbrook haters try to do.
Yea that annoys me, he is the new D-Whistle. Funny thing is Westbrook attacks the rim all the time and gets fouled more than Durant, but he rarely gets free throws.
All the Westbrook haters kept saying Durant takes a HUUUGE load off Westbrook, when it's the other way around. Westbrook is the only real ball handler, facilitator and penetrator on the team on top of being one of the best defenders and offensive rebounders that keeps the ball alive. He has to do everything for the team like a mini Lebron, he is the only player besides James averaging 23/5/5 this season, but Durant gets all the media love.
Truth is outside spot up 3s Durant doesn't do much for Westbrook. Russel does more by breaking down the defense, getting Durant wide open shots, throwing him lobs off his steals.
Kobe is averaging 27/5/6. and thats with the game where he only played a few minutes due to injury, factored into those stats
what i dont get is, jordan with 5 mvps 6 rings, kobe with 1 mvp 5 rings, and lebron who didnt deserve a ring in tha first damn place has 3 already with maybe 4??? if this ungrateful bum get 4 then david stern has officaly phucked tha NBA up for tha worst
Shutup man. What the hell are you always complaining about? Shutup.
Those are INFLATED stats in the ALREADY STATs INFLATED era!
Kobe has 3-4 40+pts games against BOTTOM FEEDERS at the expense of D-12, MWP, Nash.
He has gone all out to inflate his stats this year.
Against good competition he is just 24 ppg @ 43-44%FG.
Its EXTREME SELFISHNESS. think about it. Kobe NEVER let a PG like NASH collect a single 18-20 assists game against BOTTOM FEEDERS & get going.
Instead Kobe had like 10+-12+ assists against BOTTOM FEEDERs.
All this will have a BLOW BACK as LAL are destined to be swept in the First Round.
This isn't the stats inflated era. The highest paced team in the NBA right now isn't even close to being an average paced team 20-50 years ago. I will admit that Kobe feasts on bottom feeders, as great players should, and you will hear no arguments from me about him being a selfish chucker, but his stats aren't as inflated as say Wilt's, or West's, or even Magic and Bird's, or Jordan's.