Russell Westbrook and his wardrobe make season debut tonight
Russell Westbrook, the enigmatic point guard for the Oklahoma City Thunder will make his season debut tonight against the Suns.
Westbrook, one of the most exciting players to watch in the league, tore his meniscus in the first round of last year’s playoffs against the Houston Rockets, submarining the Thunder’s chance of a deep playoff round, given that teams could just hone in on teammate Kevin Durant. In October, the 3-time All Star had another minor surgery to deal with some swelling in that same knee, and his original timetable to return was six to eight weeks from Wednesday’s opening night.
Instead, Westbrook decided that all he needed was five days into the season to be healthy. Remember, before the playoffs injury, Westbrook had never missed a game in his professional, collegiate or high school career.
“I’m not happy at all… I’m not happy for [Dirk Nowitzki] at all, because I want to be there.”