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#1 SportyIntellectual

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Posted February 01, 2013 - 07:52 AM

I don't want to overreact to the 'First Take', um, overreaction, but was Westbrook's meltdown really a big deal last night?

I think OKC is still the best team in the West, but I don't see this team being able to beat Miami without their assassin, regardless of Westbrook's immaturity.

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Posted February 01, 2013 - 08:51 AM

"If that's what you say, brah."


Edited by KobeBeef24, February 01, 2013 - 08:52 AM.


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Posted February 01, 2013 - 08:53 AM

lol he mad

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#4 Notorious Arab

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Posted February 01, 2013 - 11:10 AM

What the [expletive] is he wearing? Looks like clothes that new borns put on.

Edited by Notorious Arab, February 01, 2013 - 11:10 AM.

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Posted February 01, 2013 - 11:21 AM

Westbrook is a mental deficient, you can tell by the way he behaves during games.

I get the feeling that at some point something very bad is gonna happen with him off the court. For as good as he is, I wouldn't want him anywhere near my team.

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Posted February 01, 2013 - 12:05 PM

Westbrook is a mental deficient, you can tell by the way he behaves during games.

I get the feeling that at some point something very bad is gonna happen with him off the court. For as good as he is, I wouldn't want him anywhere near my team.


He's actually a really good guy. Not a trouble maker at all. He has a ridiculous work ethic as well.

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Posted February 01, 2013 - 12:34 PM

His emotions get the better of him.

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Posted February 01, 2013 - 12:37 PM

This is the negative side of too much passion and emotion

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Posted February 01, 2013 - 01:52 PM

what exactly happened?
only Kobe can stop Kobe.

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Posted February 01, 2013 - 02:01 PM

what exactly happened?





Russell being Russell. That's really all it is.
With 8:53 left and his team up 25 in the third quarter of the Thunder's 106-89 win over Memphis on Thursday night, Russell Westbrook and Thabo Sefolosha exchanged heated words over a five-second backdown violation. Westbrook was upset Sefolosha made a cut to bring over a second defender. The two barked at each other and things went on.
Except they didn't. Westbrook came out of the game earlier than usual and appeared to lose his mind on the bench. While assistant Mo Cheeks attempted to reason with him, Westbrook slammed down his towel, flipped over some equipment and took off for the locker room.
When he returned minutes later, the Thunder's 25-point lead had been cut to 10 and Westbrook's tantrum was quickly becoming a major storyline.
Westbrook then returned to the game to begin the fourth quarter and, ironically, was a steadying force, helping OKC settle down and put away a depleted Grizzlies team. But still, that outburst was odd and concerning.
Westbrook dubbed it a "miscommunication" and the team and coach Scott Brooks completely downplayed it postgame, chalking it up to Westbrook just being emotional and frustrated with himself.

Edited by Bjork, February 01, 2013 - 02:01 PM.


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Posted February 01, 2013 - 02:03 PM




I wish they would discipline him in some way so he could hopefully start taking his tantrums and douchery behavior more seriously. Whether it be the league or the team.

Edited by    , February 01, 2013 - 02:04 PM.

yo.


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Posted February 01, 2013 - 02:24 PM

This is the thing that will hold him back. The greatest of players have a killer mindset, and part of achieving this mindset is mastering temperment and being disciplined. When a bad play or miscommunication happens, you have to instantly let it go and get ready for the next play. Defense. Can't keep bickering about it. Yes, it is good to talk to your teammates about miscommunications, but it can be done so in a more healthy way. Westbrook has been very pissy as of late, it seems.

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Posted February 01, 2013 - 02:30 PM

Another reason they should have kept Harden.

Man, imagine what they could've got in exchange for Westbrook at the beginning of the season.
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Posted February 01, 2013 - 02:48 PM

Well now that people think he's "weak minded" he'ls gonna get mindgames played all day.

Kobe saw that outburst and is rubbing his hands like a movie villain.

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Posted February 01, 2013 - 02:52 PM

He's fairly young, maybe over time he'll become more mature and be a superstar. Many people forget how immature Melo was when he was younger. You can argue that he's mature nowadays, but either way, he's come a long way from his early Denver days. Russ needs a hard ass veteran who will teach him professionalism on the court and off it.

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Posted February 01, 2013 - 03:07 PM

Westbrook has been very pissy as of late, it seems.


As of late? When ISN'T he "pissy"?

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Posted February 01, 2013 - 03:11 PM

Reminds me of a kid, his annoying.

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Posted February 01, 2013 - 03:12 PM

"if thatts what you say bruh" lmao

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Posted February 01, 2013 - 04:05 PM

Remember what Reggie did to Starks? Yeah..what would Miller have done to Westbrook? :D

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Posted February 01, 2013 - 04:33 PM

Reminds me of a kid, his annoying.


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