PBT Extra: Will Russell Westbrook stop being criticized for taking over?
There was a time that Russell Westbrook was criticized for not willingly being Robin to Kevin Durant’s Batman.
Then with Durant out injured much of last season, Westbrook put up numbers that put him in the MVP conversation and a lot of casual fans (and some casual talking heads) started to realize: Oklahoma City had two Batmen. That’s the topic of this latest PBT Extra with Jenna Corrado.
In the Thunder’s victory over the Clippers Monday night, Durant had the game winner (and block) but it was Westbrook who was the fulcrum for the team much of the night, finishing with 33 points and controlling the offense in a great duel with Chris Paul. If the Thunder are going to have a shot at the Warriors and Spurs, they will need both of their stars (and a little more help than they are getting right now).
Jenna and I also discuss where the Clippers fall in the West. And sometimes fall seems the key word.