With apologies to Chris Paul, et al., OKC Thunder head coach Scott Brooks believes that Russell Westbrook is the top floor general in the L.
As you might expect, Westbrook certainly wasn’t going to disagree with Brooks’ assessment at Media Day.
Russ, coming off a season with averages of 21.8 points, 6.9 assists and 5.7 rebounds (numbers that all went up significantly during the Playoffs), says he’s always felt that he’s the best player on the court whenever he laces up his Js.
Per The Oklahoman and ESPN:
“I believe Russell is the best point guard in basketball,” Brooks said, unprompted. “That’s happened over time. I’ve seen Russell every practice, every game, every film session, and he’s really put a lot of time into being the best point guard in basketball.”
“That’s how I feel,” Westbrook said. “I don’t know what to tell you. I felt like that since I got in the league. That’s my mindset. As a rookie, I come in and I felt like I’m the best player on the floor. That’s the way I played since college. Just how I think.”
“I’m very honored to hear him say that,” Westbrook said.