I honestly love Russell Westbrook so much. I think he’s my spirit animal. Dude literally does what he wants now. The credo he lives by is “why not?” I can’t think of a better way to respond to adversity.
This past summer, Kevin Durant decided to abandon Oklahoma City and leave Russell Westbrook to carry the Thunder franchise himself. How did Russ respond? Prior to games 81 and 82 in 2016-2017, he had already secured a triple-double average (32/11/10) and broke Oscar Robertson’s record for triple-doubles in a season by earning number 42 in an epic way.
The way Russ went about his season is such an excellent blueprint of how to deal with people who leave you. Go about your business, succeed anyway, and make your own waves. I hate disloyalty. Sometimes what happens is for the best and it just allows you to meet great people and make your own history.
I have been gushing over everything that Russ has done all season long. From the perceived shot at KD with the cupcake Instagram, official photographer outfit, and his ultimate “fuck you” by averaging a TRIPLE DOUBLE for the entire season. Dude has proven to be ruthless all year. Do you Russ! You’re my favourite & I love you forever!