Even with a facemask to protect his facial injury, Oklahoma City Thunder PG Russell Westbrook is one of the most destructive forces in the NBA right now. As Kevin Durant rests an injured foot, Russ has taken the reins for the Thunder and been an absolute beast. Still, Westbrook gets criticism sometimes for going too hard. But according to Russ himself, that doesn’t make him “reckless.”
From Darnell Mayberry of The Oklahoman, via Twitter:
Russell Westbrook: "I don’t think I play reckless at all. I just think I play at a high level that other people may not be used to seeing."
— Darnell Mayberry (@DarnellMayberry) March 6, 2015