Through his first eight years, Russell Westbrook has established himself as one of the premier players in the NBA. This is accredited to hard work ethic and drive to be successful on the court. In light of that, Westbrook recently revealed a surprising detail about his game planning for opponents.
“I don’t worry about other people. My job is to worry about what I’m able to do and hopefully they can stop that. Usually I just sit out and chill, relax, I play poker on my phone, play spades on my phone, listen to music. That’s about it. I don’t really pay too much attention to the game. Personnel-wise I’m able to pick up things very quickly throughout the game and play.”
The fact that he doesn’t prepare in any manner for opposing teams in quite puzzling in its own right. Many would believe that a player of his caliber would be highly involved in that process. Many of the game’s best players such as LeBron James, Stephen Curry, and Chris Paul have made that a critical part of their preparation for each game.
That said, it’s hard to argue against the level of production that Westbrook averaging a near triple-double 31.8 points, 9.8 rebounds, and 9.5 assists per game. He has already recorded eight double-doubles, including three triple-doubles. Until proven otherwise, Westbrook doesn’t need to change a thing.