In the past, the Oklahoma City Thunder have struggled without Russell Westbrook in their lineup, which doesn't come as a huge surprise seeing as he's a top five player in the league when healthy. However, ever since he went under the knife again before the New Year, the Thunder have been one of the NBA's hottest teams, posting a 20-8 record over a two month period which has helped hold their position at the top of a crowded Western Conference.
Rejoice! One has come to save us from this tedious season!
Friday against the Golden State Warriors, Westbrook nailed a trey that put Oklahoma up by one point and left just 0.1 seconds on the clock. The game-winner secured a win for his rolling squad and left us speaking in tongues. Let's not allow the electricity of the moment to confuse us, though. This was not the play of the game, or even his. Westbrook's defining imprint on the game seconds before the shot when he flung into the air and lunged for an offensive rebound that would have otherwise belonged to the 6'11 Jermaine O'Neal.
RUSSELL WESTBROOK BACK. BECAUSE HE'S A TIME-TRAVELING ASTRONAUT FROM THE FUTURE.
On the seventh day, God created Man, and therefore, knees. Jerk.
Russell Westbrook will miss the first 4 to 6 weeks of the NBA season. We will miss the concept of an indestructible Russell Westbrook.