Russell Westbrook Doesn’t Want to Hear Criticism About Not Passing

by December 22, 2014

The OKC Thunder lost 101-99 Sunday to Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans, and after missing the potential game-winning three, Russell Westbrook was in no mood to entertain questions about his play-making.

Westbrook finished with 29 points on 10/27 shooting, plus eight assists. He was ineffective at crunch time and committed a turnover.

The Thunder fell to 13-15, and their point guard says he won’t alter his attacking style.


“It’s one game, man. I’m not going to keep answering questions about me not passing when we lose,” Westbrook said. “When we won eight in a row, nobody said nothing about me not passing. So I don’t want to hear it now.”


“Once I tried to attack, [Jrue Holiday] stopped me, so I got the ball back and I went for the win,” Westbrook said. “Just missed.” […] Said Pelicans guard Tyreke Evans of the final play: “We knew he wasn’t going to give the ball up. We knew he was going to go. We knew he was going to get the ball and they were going to go to him every time.”


“My job is to stay in attack mode and try and score and try to make plays happen,” Westbrook said. “If I miss, then I miss. I’m going to live and die by that every night, regardless of what happens.”