russell westbrook

the outlet pass

What is Going on With Russell Westbrook?

Is the Oklahoma City force of nature evolving, or declining?
Michael Pina
2.1.19
nba

Oklahoma City's Defense is Dominating in an Unusual Way

The Thunder have the best defense in basketball, but their scheme is rare in today's NBA. Will it hold up in the playoffs?
Michael Pina
12.12.18
NBA playoffs

Russell Westbrook Is Not Important

The reigning MVP is now face-to-face with another first-round exit. This time there aren't any excuses. Sadly, his struggle is also not very surprising.
Michael Pina
4.25.18
the outlet pass

The Outlet Pass: Jayson Tatum Wears a Cape in the Clutch

Also: Bradley Beal's durability, San Antonio's teaching moments, Taurean Prince is Godzilla, Denver's relapse, T.J. McConnell vs. Fred VanVleet, and more.
Michael Pina
3.20.18
nba

Westbrook Thought LeBron Picked Him Last for ASG, So He Torched the Wizards

Westbrook saw the list of picks but it was alphabetical, so he was the last name, right behind his opponent last night, John Wall.
Liam Daniel Pierce
1.26.18
NBA All-Star

Every 2018 NBA All-Star, Ranked

From James Harden and Russell Westbrook to Victor Oladipo and Al Horford, here are all the 24 NBA All-Stars ranked from best to worst.
Michael Pina
1.25.18
the outlet pass

The Outlet Pass: Lonzo's Curse, Kerr's Adjustment, Westbrook's Defense

A weekly roundup of observations, questions, and predictions from Michael Pina's NBA notebook.
Michael Pina
12.28.17
nba

Russell Westbrook's Mega-Extension is More Complicated Than You Think

It's a great contract for him and a necessary deal for the Oklahoma City Thunder, but that doesn't mean it comes without some potential downside.
Michael Pina
10.3.17
Sin

Blasphemous OBJ Dance Fights with Russ Westbrook on a Sprained Ankle

Blasphemous!
The Reverend Shaw Moore
9.13.17
Culture

Russell Westbrook Showed Me How to Be a Real Man

The newly-crowned NBA Most Valuable Player is as visible in American culture as any man not named Donald Trump. He's already changed me for the better.
Matt Taylor
6.27.17
nba

Goddammit, Russell Westbrook Made Me Cry

OKC's Tasmanian devil won the NBA MVP last night and gave an emotional acceptance speech.
Sean Newell
6.27.17
nba

Checking In on Your Favorite NBA Player's Summer Vacation

We are officially in the NBA offseason, which means many ballers are headed out on vacation. Let's catch up and see what our favorites are up to in their travels.
KATIE HEINDL
6.23.17
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