Russell Westbrook. Having one of the best seasons of his career, let alone one of the best seasons in the history of the NBA. However, he was SOMEHOW snubbed from the starting lineup, being beat out by the likes of Stephen Curry and James Harden.
The Beard (as you may commonly see me refer to him) is having a well-deserving career season, but Steph? I’m a Curry-head and have been since he played with Davidson in college but he isn’t having a good enough year to beat the numbers Westbrook is throwing up nightly.
Now, history holds Dr. J, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, MJ, Larry Bird and the list goes on. It’s very hard to have a “historical season” in the eyes of NBA fandom. But if anyone deserves to be thrown into those legends conversation, it’s a guy AVERAGING A TRIPLE-DOUBLE, through more than half of the NBA season.
Among all Point Guards, Westbrook is:
- 1st– 31.2 PPG
- 1st– 10.5 RPG
- 2nd– 10.2 APG
- 1st– 42 Double-Doubles
- 1st– 26 Triple-Doubles (the next most among all NBA players is James “The Beard” Harden with 14) <– THAT’S A DOZEN LESS!!
Look, my point is that this man is incredible. While you may not like his personality, or his attitude, or just think him and KD need to work things out- he deserves NBA All-Star Starting PG.
The Western Conference Starters:
G- Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors (25.2 PPG, 4.3 RPG, 6.4 APG)
G- James Harden, Houston Rockets (29.1 PPG, 8.2 RPG, 11.3 APG)
F/C- Kevin Durant, Golden State Warriors (25.9 PPG, 8.4 RPG, 4.8 APG)
F/C- Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio Spurs (25.8, 5.9 RPG, 3.4 APG)
F/C- Anthony Davis, New Orleans Pelicans (28.0 PPG, 12.1, RPG, 2.2 APG)
**The 2017 NBA All-Star Game airs on TNT @ 8:30pm E.T., February 19th, 2017.