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Dec 12, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) looks on during the third quarter against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Target Center. The Thunder defeated the Timberwolves 111-92. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Russell Westbrook is whatever you want him to be.

Russell Westbrook is a ball hog. 

He takes too many shots. He forces plays that aren’t there. He’s out of control.

Russell Westbrook is an elite scorer. 

He flies to the rim at will. He lives at the free throw line. He can get to any spot on the floor.

Russell Westbrook is a liability on defense. 

He gambles for steals. He loses track of his man. He doesn’t get back in transition.

Russell Westbrook is a nightmare for opposing offenses. 

He can pressure the full 94 feet. He always gets into passing lanes. He challenges every shot he can get to.

Russell Westbrook is a shooting guard. 

He looks to score first. He doesn’t pass to Durant enough.

Russell Westbrook is a point guard. 

He runs a beautiful pick-and-roll. He makes next-level passes. He spearheads a top-flight offense.

Russell Westbrook is a bad teammate. 

He has bad body language. He yells at everybody.

Russell Westbrook is the consummate teammate.

He makes the guys around him better. He is the straw that stirs the drink.

Russell Westbrook is mean to reporters. Russell Westbrook is mean to rims. 

Russell Westbrook is a showboat. Russell Westbrook is the most exciting full-court show in the league. 

Russell Westbrook is an individual. Russell Westbrook is a walking fashion show.

Russell Westbrook is injury-prone. Russell Westbrook is indestructible. Russell Westbrook is Wolverine. 

Russell Westbrook is just back from a broken hand. Russell Westbrook is setting fire to the league. Russell Westbrook is on a mission of destruction. Russell Westbrook is doing things the likes of which have never been seen.

Russell Westbrook is a seven-year veteran. Russell Westbrook is 26 years old. Russell Westbrook is just getting started.

Buckle up.

Jared Dubin

Jared Dubin is a New York lawyer and writer. He is the co-editor in chief of Hardwood Paroxysm and the HPBasketball Network.