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Most of his problems are on him for unwilling to adapt. He’s past his prime but he doesn’t feel that way. People blaming him for all the lakers problems is not true though. That team is a hot mess.
True but he’s the main reason
@SavageBaller10 well see tg r
@Dlo Youngblood it’s not all about stats it’s also about how his style of play fits on a team. He’s not a championship calibre point guard nor would a team on the rebuild trying to give their young talent minutes. The best teams he could be on are teams with zero championship aspirations but are a bit too good to tank for draft picks, like Indiana, or the wizards.
@Blazing Flock1128 & you acting like i’m saying he did great when i obviously said he didn’t play good at all that’s facts but he didn’t play bad enough for mfs to say his career over
@Blazing Flock1128 you talking about cherry picking stats but going off stats …….🤦🏽♂️ how that sound ? Like i said he still did decent this year but not nowhere near what he was suppose to do . I mean he the lakers 3rd OPTION to score which he never was 3rd on any team .
This channel is absolute masterclass. Dylan puts in more effort to these vids than anyone I’ve ever seen and just keeps grinding out content that I’ll watch from start to finish. Deserves a billion subs.
@Jank Foots these are bot comments bro, or meat riders
@Lean Nasty Pimp Nahh
Seen way better channels than this b4. Not impressed…
@William Corliss true, jonny is great too. i think DDB has a little more style that i vibe with, tho.
I think the issue with Westbrook on the lakers is that LeBron does what he does already. Westbrook needs the ball to make plays and openings but LeBron does it better, so unless he's driving to the rim, he has no idea what to do when LeBron is the ball handler. This would be easier if Westbrook was a better defender but his defense is so lazy, all he does is wait for a steal or a rebound so he can be aggressive offensively. All he needs to do is work on reading the movements of players on defense and to find open lanes and wall people off on offense. Because when he does get in the paint he can still be dangerous, he just can't rely on his team always making that space for him every time. Trust that Davis will get the rebound, that LeBron will pass him the ball when he has an opening and that if he makes space LeBron can hit some clean shots
Surgar blue you stated is one best I comment read in the last 9 months. only thing I need add to that.Rus can defend. He never were a great defender . In some games did good.You need the rebounds in games it give you more opportunity to put points on the board. in some game if Rus did not get the rebounds, the other tream would had.Rus is very good at rebounds. Do what ever you good at to help your team. Yes Rus need to spend more energy on defense.Its a way of doing that without trying to change the way Rus play. The lakers had a whole sesson and Rus were healthy than he been last 5 years.Mr Wesbrook is to good ofa basketball player .For people to criterlized him like this.Some even that say OkC was not a good team. Everyone that say this must be crazy as H. You dont make to the NBA con. final unless you good .Rus played D ball And had good stats all most match kD. KD wonted to blame Rus. when theirs known to to blame. The other teams were better.I think the other team role players were better.Rus and Kd looked burn down in the games. We will never know if theRus did not go down with a injury would they have won the champ . Or If they would stay together and been real teamates.And later gotten Harden back .They needed me as friend to help them realized all they were there.
I find his layups rather loose. He should've worked on that
@Tim Tresch Everything you said was true, but his saving grace was he used to be a very good freethrow shooter so you couldn't foul him when he drove. Now he can't even hit freethrows. He was already inefficient, suspect on defense, and turnover prone, but now he can't hit freethrows? That is too many negatives. I predicted this would happen when he lost his athleticism but the freethrows getting worse was never in my calculation. The only player I ever saw get worse in freethrows throughout his career is Andre Igudoula.
Another issue was westbrooks price tag. I think everyone agrees that he is way overpaid at this point in his career. Other teams may overpay for a big name to get people in the seats, but LA doesn’t need that. If Russell got less money, and had a smaller role, they would have more pieces and have a better team. If Westbrook can accept a role as the 6th man, he can become a key to winning a championship.
Big facts, so that means one of those 3 is gonna have to be willing to make a sacrifice
Was never a fan of Westbrook but gotta feel for the man. Went from one of the best and most loved PG’s in the league to someone hated and atrocious
@Tim Tresch, ur telling me harden had a quadruple double?
Bruh all he gotta do be loved again is PLAY BETTERRRRRRR!!! MAN DONT WANNA PUT IN THE WORK AND GETS BUTTHURT WHEN PPL SAY HES WESTBRICK!! THATS ON YOU!!!
@Gevork Keshishyan I feel bad because no one wants to see an all time great decline that much. It sucked seeing D Wade after like 2014-15 just look like a shell of himself
Bro... he failed to adapt his game. Now he sucks. Why do u feel bad?
God I hate seeing Brodie’s decline. I have a lot of respect for him as a man and seeing this unravel is upsetting to see.
@coasteys coasteys that’s good for him but it doesn’t change the facts in OP’s comment
Coming from UCLA it was predicted he would struggle as a true PG with par shooting but he adjusted in NBA. He clearly is an old dog who can't learn new tricks at this point and his decision making on court at times is mind-boggling. Nevertheless I personally love his grit, athleticism, and heart while disapproving of his one track mind offensively, clutch decision making, and abysmal shooting from behind the arc. Drive and kick...midrange jumpers...and 2/3 3pts per game is where he would be at his best in my opinion.
Slatt Don't be upset He's banking probably over 200 million for his career
Man so sad to see him like this. It’s mostly his fault too. Could easily adjust his game to be better but boneheadedness has costed him a lot.
@Karma💀 😂😂😂 facts
@Cult Of Combat he’s the most inefficient finisher in the league and averages 4 TOPG even though he’s had the ball less, you can’t just look at pts rbs and ast and base someone off of that
@I’m stupider than the guy I’m replying to, but yes he was a good defender
@Axel Pellegrini Harden & Russ Hated Playing With Each Other
Also keep it in perspective that Westbrook coming out of college wasn’t even expected to be a great NBA player. He was known solely for his defense and athleticism. The fact that he made the impact in the league that he has is extremely impressive. Him and KD just both lack the basketball IQ to be number ones on a championship team.
@Denise Foster People that say Russ doesn't play defense are watching the game objectively and have their eyes open
people that say Rus cant play defense . Dont know him They have not watch his career. They only the high clips the media plays. He make guys turn the ball over or get steals But now days in the Nba how tight the Reps call the fauls it make its even harder 6'3 guard to guard the taller players . To keep from getting fouls .they backs off.Yes their some better than others .
@Shiny Hydreigon did you watch any of those Finals? Or any of Warriors games with KD? He always coasted and fit in for 3 quarters and then IF NEEDED would play the closer role. I mean at least look at the stats and get SOME of the story. His 1st and 3rd year in GS he took less shots per game than Steph and Klay
He was drafted 4th dufus
@BULLY KOJIMA iso ball doesn’t lead to rings
As someone who has watched Russ for his whole career, as he was my fav player. Seeing him like this was miserable for me, I really love him and his game
I just want to a McDonald's and Kalamazoo Michigan and I just blew out that restaurant. Maybe I tore it open there baby God don't go in there if you're near there. Oh my God That bacon hamburger was good though. Oh my god but boy it was bad coming out Lord have mercy
You really don't love basketball, the game that is. Because what Westbrook did had nothing to do with excelling at the game.
same man, i haven't been watching for a long time but ever since i started loved westbrook
Man OKC Russ was something to be reckoned…it’s him putting his body, passion and heart out in the court that I loved…sad to have witnessed such a decline in his play
@marcos laureano 💯
Obviously NOT as OKC did SH1T with him leading them.....
I know, he was so fun to watch in OKC
if you watch his play, he's always been a low intelligence player, but his athleticism and energy overcame his shortfall in his often dumb play. the problems really started durring his first tripple double season, that was when he got a lot of positive feedback for his tripple doubles... and he became a very me centered selfish player by the end of that year. it got worse in his second tripple double year, with numberous videos of him boxing out his own teammates while chasing offensive boards (there is a famous video of him desperately boxing out steven adams for his 10th rebound while the golden state bench with steph and kevin clowning on him in a horrible golden state blowout), and it wasn't an issolated situation, it was openly speculated that westbrook might be paying steven adams under the table to let him get rebounds (as center play is often rewarded for boards and he seemed to just give up easy defensive boards to let westbrook get them). it was this season that his career veared from all time great to all time selfish player. he's never been the same since and no longer could share the floor with another star.
There is barely any videos on YouTube going into depth about this topic, because it's very controversial and there is a lot of context to be put into consideration when it comes to Westbrook's career. Westbrook is my favorite player, but he has one of the most interesting careers in my opinion. There's so many ups and downs and as a fan of his I always found myself to be unbiased.
@Cory Johnson Correct. It's overly simplifying to look at ppg rpg apg and say a player is doing a good job. Westbrook not only is inefficient, he shoots an incredible amount. It's virtually guaranteed that if you do that, you lose. EFFICIENCY MATTERS EVERYBODY. He can dunk when he finds a lane but he's one of the worst midrange and three-point shots in the league and surprisingly, does not finish well around the rim at all. He also gambles on defense constantly, putting him out of position. He has also steadfastly refused to change his game one bit after all the coaching he's received. 47 million a year? I wouldn't take him on a vet minimum.
@Cory Johnson ppl forget russ before 2017 was a no 2 option on a contending team for yrs there have been 2 parts to his career
There’s really not THAT much to it… while he definitely has shown flashes of greatness, he tends to only succeed on average to bad teams when he has the ball 90% of the time, and even then he takes terrible shots and isn’t efficient at all. He doesn’t know how to play ANY other role besides the guy with the ball who takes most of the shots. He doesn’t make up for it AT ALL with his defensive play, and he isn’t a spot-shooting sharpshooter. I swear, when I first heard that he was going to LA, I immediately told my coworker “this is a bad idea. Russ won’t fit with LeBron’s style.” I know I sound harsh, but it’s just honestly how I feel.
I've seen a few videos like this. I don't think it's controversial at all; it's pretty widely recognized that he has gotten pretty bad, and has always been selfish.
@lovenlightman russ career is interesting if u think about we have never seen a player that polarising a player who’s game is bipolar he can get u 20 20 20 on 3/20 shooting😂😂😂 this is a player who was reach in the draft .
Bro just somehow forgot how to shoot. In 2017 he shot 85% from the line and in 2018, he shot 74%. His midrange went from 43% to 38%. He lost a whole area of the court.
He's been a 65% shooter from the ft line past 2 seasons
@Danya Springer no cause all people know how to do is criticize
No, he didn't "forget how to shoot". He's always been a shitty volume launcher with poor form. When very athletic guys begin to age, it's a steep decline, which doesn't just effect hops and skips, but also your shooting form. The muscles destabilize, your wrist gets shaky, your forearms sorer, and you can't find the rhythm like you used to. Happens to almost every player who relies too much on athleticism vs. skill. He's just an egregious example.
Idk but I think the added muscle mass he put on in 2018 had something to do with it. Dude was lean & moving fluidly back pre-2018 but instead he decided to become a body builder
Russ has too much arc in his shot. That's what it looks like to me.
This amount of excellent work needs to be rewarded.
His ego got the better of him. This season was brutal in particular. "I can make mistakes. I can miss shots. I can have turnovers." Nobody said you couldn't, man. They just wanted you to clean it up. Create less turnovers and higher FG%. When he said, "Everybody expects me to average 25, 15 and 15," I was blown away at the delusion.
The lack of even the slightest bit of self awareness is something.
Ppl praised him for the triple double that was his standard and when he kept doing it yr after yr ppl turned around and said we don’t care anymore he thinks he has to go 35 10 10 to get respect
Russell Westbrook is the basketball equivalent of a 'trophy wife' once the physical fades you get to see just how shallow their game always was. I really hope Ja Morant won't end up along a similar path.
@Someone Johnson that’s sounded like Russ in the beginning
Ja is getting better with his jumper, same with De’Aaron, players like that just need to learn how to land.
@Respected Local Gentleman Well Russ and KD doesn’t talk to each other anymore so it isn’t hard to see why he wasn’t going to Brooklyn. You say nobody wants to play with Russ, yet he played in the rockets with harden and now with Lebron and many other old guys in Lakers. I understand you are one of the guys that hate him, but to say he doesn’t love basketball and a bad teammate is the dumbest thing you can say. Because EVERYONE agrees that he is a good teammate and is one of if not the most passionate player to play the game. He always defends his teammates. If you criticize his style of play okay you can do that, if you criticize that he doesn’t have any rings ok you can do that. But by being not passionate? Come on But by your logic you “love the game” when you just give up your basketball career and become a bench warmer when your 30+?
@Benny någon There's a difference between being passionate about stats and your ego (fighting your teammates for rebounds, launching bricks from low percentage areas, and, all those empty assists, stupid fouls, untimely techs, etc...) and being passionate about the game (winning, sharing the ball, adapting to a team-oriented philosophy). This is the only guy in NBA history who was abandoned by not one, but two future HOFers. Notice how KD/Harden didn't say a word about bringing Russ to Brooklyn? That's what we mean when we say 'love for the game'. There ain't nobody lining up to play with Russ. Contrast that with a guy like Iguodala, who gave up being an All-Star to be a glue guy, but a glue guy with a fistful of rings. That's a dude everyone was fighting over as a potential teammate. That's love.
@Someone Johnson so Westbrook doesn’t love the game? He is probably the most passionate player ever
I know it takes weeks or months to do videos like this but god damn I hope there is one every 2 weeks. I love this channel so damn much and I appreciate all the effort you put in all your videos! Keep up the great work!
When Jordan was in college, Dean Smith pulled him aside and said, "you can have a career on talent alone, but don't just rely on your physicals gifts, take that immense talent and make yourself an all-time great." Not sure anyone gave Russ that speech or if he paid attention when they did.
Dylan you are absolutely killing it! I’ve watched every single video on your channel time and time again. I know you’re busy working on these and probably have a schedule, but if you ever see this PLEASE MAKE A FULL GIANNIS VIDEO!! I am addicted to witnessing greatness and I know I’m not the only one. Giannis is on that trajectory and hearing you cover his life story would be awesome! Keep up the great work my man.
Russel was always relied on athleticism raw emotion and instinct rather than brainpower, calculation and strategy. Its hard to predict when he is in the mood and also hard to predict when he will pass or not. It is a mirracle how much he has achieved only based on athleticism and pure instinct rather than teamplay. I applaud him for that but now the whole world sees that he was a 1 trick pony. He is incapable of teamplay and getting old and slower and less athletic. This coupled with him being unsure of himself makes him look pathetic and he serves as the butt of the jokes around the NBA. He is not a player who thinks. He is a player who feels the game and this is a big problem in a team sport. Also he has 2 speeds: Go and Stop and when he isnt feeling that he can force his way for an easy dunk or a lay up he starts to try his luck with shooting which he is terrible at and often when he is guarded well he takes very bad and contested shots. He is a disaster simply put. He cant play because all his game was based on his athleticism and that strong and quick first step. Once you take that away he has nothing and this is what we see from him: Nothing. He is too proud and headstrong to admit these things to himself because this would hurt his ego because he has been living in a self delusion for a while now. So its hard to talk about this with him. He might explode in your face. Thats how he is. I think nobody has the heart to just tell him the truth. He is no NBA material anymore. .
I’ll be completely honest, been watching basketball for the first time ever since December 30th 2021, I came across this channel in January and ever since, this man taught me so much in his videos. I love you videos and thank you so much bro. You made me love basketball even more! Keep up the amazing work! Would love to see you getting what you deserve in life❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
@Chris Handsome no need for the unnecessary rudeness
@don't click on my channel thanks
@Chris Handsome you're a weird guy
@Aziz Salute brother. That's awesome! Peace to you my friend!
@Aziz really cool story
A player especially a point guard is going to decline more significantly if his main skill is athleticism. Westbrook lost 5-10 percent of his athleticism making him half the player he once was
Russ has actually been treated with immense respect beyond OKC. He got sent to thr Rockets to be with James, the Wizards to be with Beal and the Lakers. That's incredible. What other player with a huge contract who is past his prime gets that sort of love aside from Harden?
Washington was a horrible non-playoff team before Westbrook went there. He had one of his best seasons there though.
@Kritav Shah with the exception of AI and Harden the others were team players, not just stat padders
Well Westbrick is never getting a ring 😂 no team that has him in the rotation is winning anything, he hinders everyone else
@Big Problem Yeah but Malone and Barkley are clearly ahead of him, Stockton, Nash, Harden, CP3, AI, Westbrook are pretty much in the same boat. Same tier of players overall I feel. Not good enough as a first option, to good to be a second option.
I still got faith in Russ to turn things around. He was great the second half of last season.
Contradicted yourself in this comment lol
@Kenton Hobday This didn’t age well
He is done sorry to say unless he change his game
He’s 34 bro…. Faith in what? China?
@Canada Dry Bradley Beal was playing on one leg and Russ was playing on half an ankle. The rest of the team is horrendous. We saw that this season.b
He never became disciplined and developed his game, look at LeBron love him or hate him into his late 30's he's continued to add to his game, post moves, improving his jumper, improved at picking his spots, improved his decision making everything etc. Westbrook was an amazing athlete and scorer who played with great intensity when he was young but he never substantially improved after his 3rd/4th season he just took more shots, stole rebounds from his teammates and dominated the ball more and more to put up big stats. Westbrook was one of my favorite players in 2012/2013 with his incredible driving and aggressiveness, but by 2015/2016 it was obvious he was holding back OKC and KD, and I 100% believe Russ was the reason KD left OKC, maybe KD should have done more to stop westbrooks recklessness with the ball especially in late game situations but it doesn't seem like anyone has been able to get Russ to listen so I can't really fault KD.
@Respected Local Gentleman harden got traded because okc didn’t want to pay both serge ibaka and harden because it would have put them past the luxury tax, they payed ibaka and offered harden a little less then the max, he wasn’t going to take it so they moved him. Idk where you got that he left because of Westbrook lol
@Sean Stockwell While I agree that KD is another media-hyped 'superstar' beta boiboi, the reason Russ gets all the blame is because Harden also left because of him. Compound this with KD/Beard reuniting in Brooklyn, without even a thought about inviting Russ, and that's why the image is as is.
How is it that you blame Westbrook for everything but leave KD blame free? KD was a big reason why the Thunder lost to the Warriors in the WCF, yet it’s Westbrooks who was holding back the team?? KD shouldn’t even be considered a “winning” player, dude jumped ship to an all time great team to get a ring and hasn’t had much playoff success since he left, despite having plenty of talent around him
I'm not impressed by Westbrook at all, big numbers don't mean anything if you can't win or lead a team anywhere.
Russ is flawed man no doubt he’s to hard headed kd is a big factor to that ever since 2017 he was hurt and the heat he got really got to him the media fans all blamed him for why kd left That’s why it’s triple double or bust for him
He's a good player and ,when young, one of the most talented and fun player to watch but his game relied too much on his athleticism and physical gifts...players who rely on their physical gifts and athleticism inevitably hits a pretty steep drop when their bodies start to hit that point when their age catches up and they no longer have youth on their side
Your videos are excellent and capture everything i love about basketball the story of a players journey, where they succeeded, where they made mistakes, where they got in their own way . The promise people had for them the way they rose above or crumbled beneath expecations. The complex machines behind player , team , and organization relationships . The rumors, the facts s, the numbers, you jsut do a great job of creating a complete story around these players and not only what they do in the league but what got them there. Your videos are excellent , keep it up !
The amount of effort you put into your videos is insane bro, you’re awesome! Keep grinding, bro! 💯
As much as we can acknowledge Russ's greatness, we also cannot deny his shortcomings as a player.
No one denies his shortcomings lol. That`s why he`s hated the most and people call him westbrick
I feel like if he continues to fall hard and retires in 3-5 years, we will eventually get a 30 for 30 type documentary highlighting his dominance and fall. Similar to the 4 Falls of Buffalo, one of the best 30 for 30s IMO
He was never dominant outside of the stat sheet. The only player in history abandoned by, not one, but two HOFers. Easily the worst teammate for a lead player since Vince Carter in Toronto. If he lasts another 2 years in the league, it will be a shock. Right now it's 50/50 whether he makes it past next season.
Buffalo looks at it like hey we won the AFC four times in a row, and losing four straight Superbowls hasn’t been equaled since either. We’re good with that whether you understand it or not. Russ is going to be okay with what he did accomplish and not care about what might have been.
You know who he reminds me of? Allen Iverson. In terms of their pride in not taking a lesser role being their downfall, not accepting their declines. With this, I'll be surprised if Westbrook plays past 35. I feel like he's going to get a reality check very soon in regards to how many NBA teams actually feel about his value to a team.
@YaguramoFX Ok but the problem is that Westbrook is going down hill fast. There is no doubt that he will be a HOF at some point, but to most analytical fans, his sudden downfall is still a mystery
@lam chunting you gotta be over the age of 40
The initial seed that grew into a problem was that the Thunder were always a “young” team that didn’t have a lot of wisdom and leadership leading the way. They could have brought in Westbrook off the bench in favor of Harden but they didn’t do it. They paid Westbrook first, and let Harden walk. They never brought in a great coach. They never had players with experience needed to get past LA or San Antonio or Dallas. While they rose they never saw that GSW was doing what they did but better. Presti could get them talent, but when it came to winning it all in the playoffs they never had institutional wisdom.
Kinda feel bad for him. Unless someone has a couple bad games, he's always getting made fun of (for obvious reasons). A lot of people started disregarding his previous years as if he wasn't good. Edit: It must be awkward to have be around your teammates when you are playing bad.
@Danya Springer 3 years of high school as an unathletic guard. Yeah, parking yourself near (even underneath) the basket. work off solid box outs of your bigs. Instead of being in position up court for an outlet pass to run the break.
@Aaron Peters rebound chasing lmao. I can tell you never hooped.
@Scipio he's talking about the season with the wizards
@KronicClaps Where did you pull that number from? He was 19/7/7 with shit efficiency.
Gonna like this but didnt want to mess up the number
*sigh* I'm a Thunder fan(also live in OKC).. Watching the decline is bad and hurts me after seeing him play with us. His attitude in Houston made me not like him, and I was hoping for a rekindle in Washington. Midway through his Lakers run I couldn't even defend him anymore, and he seemed to live in delusion. I'll always love the OKC version of Westbrook just not any of the current versions. Its damn sad now.
@YaguramoFX be quiet weeb
@E J yeah, i think people like him are called narcissists 😔
@E J people like him? He’s like the nicest player in the league he just acts like that on the court but he’s literally so generous
@YaguramoFX ok anime avatar
L okc fan
When Igoudala lost some of his step, he used his athleticism to focus on defensive and rebounding. If Russ adjusts his game like Iggy did, he will be fine.
I really hope he can get improve his shot over the off season and be able to contribute.
Really love your videos; really hope you continue to make them. I find them highly enjoyable to watch
I’m a Westbrook fan and I’m not biased, yes I know he isn’t all that great, he might fold under pressure some bias fans must say, but I feel like he needs to work on one of the things that made him so great, and that’s defence, I also believe Russ should learn how to pass the ball more and not shoot, and with this he could be a better version on Rajon Rondo, and I feel bad for the man Russ, everyone is hating on his attitude and his aggressiveness but we can’t forget that the reason he plays every game so aggressive and tries so hard to have a good game (Getting lots of points and assists but instead turning it over) is because his best friend in high school died, and he told himself he’ll play every game like it’s his last, so he really tries his best.
amazing video production! keep up the work man! these documentary type of videos are so revolutionary for nba topics bcs they offer so much context and thorough explanation that even a non nba fan can find these interesting! so much love ❤️
Loving this channel. I know it’s an old story at this point but not many NBA fans know the true story of the sonics getting stolen from Seattle, would be cool to see a video on it.
Russ is my favorite modern player but he really lost it kinda. His qualities were very distinctive and specific and I don't know where down the line he suddenly chose to try to do everything, when simply he does not have the skill. And suddenly his nuclear athleticism and strength were starting to get less used. Also his mentality really changed since Durant left. He just seemed to be pretty mad all the time and altho that was very fun to watch when he brakes the rim with one of those crazy runs he slowly started to get less and less effective to a point that people are making fun of him.
For any player, if you keep getting traded and switched to different teams it will cause anyones value to go down! WB should have stayed in OKC and would have still been an all star! Plus, when it comes to team and players it is all about chemistry! you can put all the all-star players on one team but does not mean they will play superbly!
Those thinking he was great in the first place are the problem. He has always been a stat chasing, delusional shot chucking stooge. And a huge choke artist. Just check his playoff numbers. They are atrocious. Yet people blindly thought he was this phenom. He’s a losing player. Always has been
The fact that you made a video about Kevin Durant Russell Westbrook and James Harden just goes to show they were better off with each other 😭
I remember that game where shaq was in the sidelines and told russ, "just slow down, pick your spots." I wish he couldve understood that sentiment throughout his career. He always seems to go 110% speed like a madman and it limited him from being even greater. More methodical play mixed in with that explosion woulda been more lethal. That 110% idea i think works into him jacking up an uncountable amount 3's and other jumpers in his career he woulda been better just slashing to the rim. Ill admit Im just a random jackass, and he is a first ballot hof. i just think he coulda been even better if he adopted a more even keeled play style
He’s great player to watch on highlight reels. Been that way since he was a rook, so to me nothing have changed.
Westbrook, KD, Harden, Kyrie are struggling to find playoffs success once they've stopped listening to the coaching staffs and decided to play in their own way. Great players like Jordan, Kobe, and Duncan enjoyed great success as they stayed with their coaches. In today's game players emphasise on making their own decisions on which teams to go, but the importance of working with coaches has been overlooked. I'd say even LBJ's legacy is hampered by changing coaches (and teams) so often. He could have gotten twice as many rings.
I think a video on the spurs dynasty would be really interesting (i know this was kind of a thing with the kawhi video but i wanna see a more expanded version of that Also a John wall video would be sick
Years from now - when some truly great young player is leading their team to the NBA title - during the playoffs - in passing, they'll mention Russ's record breaking season - and then they'll mention how he was great but he could just never manage to win it all - even while playing with greats like Harden, Durant and LeBron.
Love the work u put into your content
Man idc what anyone says brodie is still my man i grew up watching him play and still love him regardless because nothing can replace the memories i have watching him hoop.
Short answer: He needs the ball to be effective. Its that simple. He cannot spot up and play off ball. Lakers should let him go unless they wanna give him the touches he needs (which likely would be him running the 2nd unit with Lebron off the floor and I doubt he's up for that🤷🏾♂️). Also, that man needs to learn to play some defense ngl.
Been a Brodie fan since them early OKC days and it hurts to see Russ fall so mightily 😥😟
This was a pretty good video and the effort he puts is amazing . Also I think that Dylan should do a video about the Boston big 3
This channel is honestly one of the best basketball channels I’ve seen
True to that!!!!
your channel is fucking amazing dude, i first saw one of your videos like 3 days ago and I've definitely watched 5-10 already. keep up the good work brother
I’ve been a fan of Russ since the jump, he’ll be fine. Hopefully the Lakers get younger, longer, and athletic role players. Also the word for the off season is DEFENSE DEFENSE DEFENSE
I don't think his career "fell apart". I think he made the most of what he could ever be. He was never going to be a great shooter. He peaked in his MVP season as an individual performer, but he was never going to lead any team to a title, and he gets in the way whenever a team has another star player.
Please 🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿 Please don't ever stop making this video's no one I mean no one can do what you're doing right now you just make it so effortless and mesmerizing for whatever minutes is long. Respect man.🐐🐐🐐
Aye I know a lot of people look past his time with rockets but russ was actually going off 27ppg 7 rebounds and 7 assists on 47% shooting and he took way less 3s as a bonus
Russell Westbrook’s career trajectory should be a warning to all future NBA players to not make your career about solely chasing stats. The NBA is and always will be about team play. And all the greatest players ever understood this.
It's simple. "They build you up only to watch you fall." Westbrook's TD seasons built up so much expectation, and when he plays in a world that looks at folks' careers based solely on if they win, it affects perception. Combine that with his absolute refusal to change, alter, and improve his game, and he then looks combative and stubborn. That's a bad mix that only makes every one of his mistakes a lightning rod for negative commentary.
@Akio Uchiha You literally just said the same thing that I said. And if you can't see how he was built up (i.e., Top 75, MVP after KD left, etc.) and then blamed (i.e., LA, OKC, HTX, DC), then you clearly don't watch basketball. Perception is oftentimes taken as reality, and Russ has a perception of stubbornness and unwillingness to adapt his game for success. He becomes an easy target for blame as a result. Yet those same people who criticize him laud him when he's posting useless triple/doubles. The quote most definitely applies to him.
Bruh wtf are you talking about, that quote does not apply to Russ in the slightest. That quote applies to those who society turned against due to mostly no fault of their own. All these issues stem from russ inability to evolve as a basketball player. If he actually improved his shooting, became a better and smarter decision maker, and a better defender as well as learning to play off the ball. None of these problems would have occurred. But his stubbornness has led him to this point where’s he’s about to be on his 5th team in 5 years cuz he can’t adjust to style of basketball that isn’t centered around him being a ball dominant, reckless point guard.
Fell apart??? He had an awesome career in the NBA. Thank you for those fun years in OKC Mr. Westbrook!❤️
There are three main problems with Westbrook 1) His greatest strength is his greatest weakness- he plays at a 100 miles an hour all the time (except on defence). Seeing him on that team with Durant failing in the closing minutes because he just dribbled at the rim as fast as he could was sad. He is the same today. 2) He cannot shoot and it seems that either he bulked up too much to improve or has given up trying to improve his shooting 3) He has massive athletic powers but does not try much on defence. If he could change his mindset he could still be a good player. But nothing suggests he will do that.
Truth Be told Russell Westbrook got me watching the NBA again. Back when KD,Westbrook and Harden where together. I just loved that he was so explosive and always went 100% at the rim. Once he left OKC that was it for me, I still enjoy him, but the teams he is on just dont fit him, and are making him play bad. that and he is doing it to himself.
This man needs more subs he’s put in way more effort than people with over a million subs
Keep up the great work man. Love these videos.
2015 - 2016 season was crazy for the West. Warriors - 73 wins, Spurs - 67 wins, Thunder - 55 wins.
The problem with Russell Westbrook is that even though he is good, he doesn't stay focused on what he is doing which is why he is a headcase. He needs to look within himself on how to work on his flaws and faults to be a better player and if he wants a ring.
I think that with his athleticism he would be a great PG in the 00's... but in a time when shooting and passing skills are fundamental for guards, he can't make a difference (if he ever did). I think that was pretty clear when he went to Houston and we could see the decrease of production of Harden/Westbrook in comparison with CP3/Harden (because they were best complementary to each other).
This was a hard season to watch but I’m not counting him out yet… playin at home was a dream for him but it wasn’t a good fit for him mentally or professionally
How can you tell the tale of Westbrook without talking about the turnovers and how he led the league almost every year once he became the number 1 option
has anyone taken into consideration that the league announced to the players of okc who they thought would be more marketable in the finals and both Westbrook and Durant complied. does anyone ever stop to ask if these players are being directed to lose by the same employers that would question their performance or lack there of because it is what it is.
A lot of Westbrook's triple doubles that season were bs. His teammates would recoil to let him get the rebound so that he could "accomplish" the average of a triple double. 🤦🏻♂️
One day, teams will understand that you don't need 3 stars that can put up 30 ppg, but solid roleplayers that defend and know their role.
I remember becoming a big fan of Westbrook in the 2019 season and thought the thunder are gonna go far. And then he choked against the blazers.....
His teams were usually good enough in spite of his ball chucking tendencies to make the playoffs. All his fans were deluded by his stat stuffing offense and his explosive athleticism. They just couldn't see him as a detriment. I recognized it about his 4th year in the league, had several debates with my cousin who was a Westbrook fanboy.
His game is predicated on being at the pinnacle of athleticism: run faster, jump higher, throw it down harder. You just can't do any of that at 33 like you could at 23.
I was one of the people that absolutely drank the Kool-Aid. I saw the stats and the dunks and believed he was this amazing player, but I did my homework and watched his games more, i dissected what he did and he's truly one of the most inefficient players of all time, who only wants to put up stats. People act like he plays so hard but it's truly because he's just running around like a chicken with his head cut off. He's a turnover machine that can't shoot, we can see his athleticism starting to fade, all be it slowly. He's an AWFUL defender. He literally makes some of the worst decisions I've ever seen on defence. He's just not a winner, and he just doesn't get it. Constantly making excuses and shifting the blame, all while claiming to be this amazing player. And if you actually criticize him he claims it's bullying or disrespect. He acts like the toughest guy on the planet but he's been in the league over a decade and hasn't thrown ONE PUNCH. The dude is soft willed and weak minded.
Usually I don't sub to these sort of channels because you get so much other crap with it but this channel is incredible honestly. Amazing timeline videos and nothing else
los números de RW son notables, pero los resultados como equipo muestran que el no suma sino que acapara y por lo que gana esta totalmente sobrevalorado
I have a theory that 2014-15 season was the worst thing to happen to russ for the simple fact of he drove durant outta town he could not adapt with playing with other stars as good as him and 2017 season costed him a lot of his juice in the long run
I've been saying for a couple years now that the ONLY team Russ would excel on is the Knicks. His post-Durant career has proven that it doesn't matter who you put around him, you're gonna get mediocrity. Putting him in NY where he could be the star of the show every night and bring the Knicks to the first round of the playoffs would be great for everyone involved.
0:54 was vintage Russ. You're down 3 with plenty of time left, as opposed to doing something to give your team a better chance to win, he decides to chuck up an absolutely, near impossible shot and cost his team a chance at winning. Why would he decide to do that ?
His career fell apart? I wouldn’t say it fell apart. Me, personally, I’d say it’s just his overall loyalty he put into OKC; the team he gave his best performances with. He just doesn’t put that same loyalty into the other teams he’s been a part of, but that’s just my unpopular opinion. 🤷🏽♂️
Russ got me into basketball and following okc in the early 2010s and it makes me sad but i can understand peoples frustrations with him
I'm still glad and happy Lakers still wants him.. I can't say bad things to him because he's a NBA star and I'm just a fan.... We forgot how we easily criticize the players when we are just a fan...
Westbrook played awesome in that series vs Steph, comparatively. He was a +14 total for the series and Steph was -6. He hit like 85% from FT, struggled from 3 but over 30%. I know he was 10+ assist every game, had Steph in boards, by a lot, and they were only 3 turnovers apart when Russ had had like 7 more steals that series. No one came away from that series and said Steph torched Russ, it was very much still up for debate. Everyone knew Steph would age better but Russ just got demoralized from what happened with KD and had 2 sick years and literally stopped trying. He got into fashion and had kids and did get his shots in, nor did he care. Look at his FT%, that’s all gym work IF you had multiple seasons around 80+% and than go to 60%. I personally thought he and KD would come back stronger and retool. Losing Harden was big as well. He def could’ve gotten better, skill wise but just chose other things. No gym work. But it was fun while it lasted just sucks everything went down like that with KD
This video is gonna hit me hard as an okc fan.... i stil love him no matter what and wouldnt mind him retiring in okc as long as his contract doesnt fuck up our rebuild. Russ can only be okc russ in okc
Russ was so fun to watch on his earlier OKC until his trade to H town
U on drugs that Houston season was his most efficient season
@leng man mgrittz hell yeah, in contrast to public belief I think the 2020 small ball Rockets were one of the most entertaining teams in the past decade. I know they run a lot of iso but Mike D'antoni was drawing up some impressive plays, the floor was super spaced and they were the best extra pass team in the league.
In H town him a harden were dropping 30 together each night. That season was so fun
AD, LeBron and Westbrook all have a similar trait. They all need everyone else on the court to buy in to what they are doing as the #1 option. And they all take possessions off on defense in order to put more energy into offense because stats matter to all of them. These guys all love their box scores.
If you're going to analyze the downfall of Westbrook, you have to go back farther. It wasn't the loss to GS with just Durant that broke him as a player, it was the loss to Miami, when Harden was still on the team that changed him and Durant/Harden. That was the team that would have won a championship, if the management hadn't cheaped out, but they did, and it broke all three of those dudes in different ways. Talk all the shit you want about Westbrook, but he used to be beautiful, and so did OKC, until money (the unwillingness to pay it to win) ruined all three of them and OKC. Westbrook has gone downhill over the last several years, but the mismanagement of the talent on the first, best OKC team is where it all started -- for all three of them.
"He has no conscience" - THIS is the real story of the NBA - NOT JUST Westbrook.
I didn’t watch a lot of his early games but statistically there seems to have been a clear decline in his shooting ability and efficiency from or around 2016. Before then he was still streaky but he was nowhere near as bad as now. He had seasons with FG% of like 47% or so such that even now his career FG% is better than that of PG and some other stars. This decline even occurred in his free throw shooting (which imo is usually a good proxy for shooting skill) so it’s not cos he was getting worse shots etc. It happened way early (ie it’s unlikely to be due to a natural physical deterioration). Really strange and makes his career very hard to assess
He was getting hurt more just played thru it every off szn he gets these knee scopes
I know a team that could help big time, the suns. They really need him and they should play him as a small foward
Ironically, the same grit and game that made Westbrook a superstar is also tanking his value at the end of his career
Man, NBA was losin it's manliness in 2010s and Russ was one among the few that imparted a Booster shot.
I liked this video, it was really in-depth and everything but I think you should have also included how his other teams flourished in their own ways after they left him. How harden and rockets made the playoffs consistently and okc didn’t, how Durant left and won the chip with the warriors, how when they traded for Chris Paul he lifted okc to crazy heights magnifying that westbrick was the problem and things like that.
The way I see it is that Russ didn’t necessarily need KD to get by but KD complimented Russ’s game insanely well.
His issue is that he just can't understand how to play basketball as a team sport. His iso game has never been the issue, it's his inability to refuse playing hero ball. If he just evolved his later career game he could play at a high level and be a positive for a team, but I really believe his personality type blinds him from ever being able to realize this.
Bro y’all don’t know ball, Westbrook literally had numerous seasons averaging 10+ assists and is top 5 in all time assist percentage, saying he doesn’t pass is just factually wrong
The only thing he’s ever been good at was athleticism He’s never been a good shooter, constantly turns the ball over, doesn’t try AT ALL on defense Westbrook just isn’t good at basketball 🤷🏼♂️
Yep, I agree. He’s getting older and, as we know, with age your body changes and slows down. So Russ can’t be that downhill, high-flying point guard he was in his earlier days. He needs to change his style of play and because he’s too stubborn to do so, his game has become stagnant and we can see all Russ’ weaknesses amplified.
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