One of the really special things about Russell Westbrook that even his most ardent critics have to acknowledge is that his athleticism is off the charts. Sure, there are a lot of talented one-guards in the NBA – but Westbrook puts all of them to shame. In terms of quickness, hops, strength and everything in-between, nobody can hang with him. There is a reason why so many people call for this guy to play the two-guard role (besides his love of scoring) – he has the physical attributes necessary to pull it off.
Westbrook’s athleticism was on full display Sunday night when he did this versus the Golden State Warriors:
OKC ultimately won this one 119-109. Westbrook led all scorers with 30 points.