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Old 04-07-2013, 06:49 PM   #1
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Default Westbrook is the real alpha of the Thunder

It's becoming more and more apparent that the Thunder are Westbrook's team, not Durant's.
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Old 04-07-2013, 06:51 PM   #2
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Default Re: Westbrook is the real alpha of the Thunder

I've been saying that for a long time. Westbrook is the team's leader. HE takes over games when needed to. I don't care what the stats say, or show...I honestly believe Westbrook has much more of an impact on the game than Durant does. Durant is a great pure shooter and i'm sure he's a great teammate, but Westbrook's presence is just felt a lot more.
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Old 04-07-2013, 06:53 PM   #3
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Default Re: Westbrook is the real alpha of the Thunder

People are really overreacting to Durant's slump. Earth ain't 6000 years old champ.
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Old 04-07-2013, 06:54 PM   #4
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Default Re: Westbrook is the real alpha of the Thunder

anyone who actually watches games saw that a long time ago
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Old 04-07-2013, 06:55 PM   #5
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Default Re: Westbrook is the real alpha of the Thunder

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I've been saying that for a long time. Westbrook is the team's leader. HE takes over games when needed to. I don't care what the stats say, or show...I honestly believe Westbrook has much more of an impact on the game than Durant does. Durant is a great pure shooter and i'm sure he's a great teammate, but Westbrook's presence is just felt a lot more.

Exactly he not only has more impact than Durant, but he also has more intangibles. Russell Westbrook is like a reincarnation of Isiah Thomas.
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Old 04-07-2013, 07:06 PM   #6
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Default Re: Westbrook is the real alpha of the Thunder

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Exactly he not only has more impact than Durant, but he also has more intangibles. Russell Westbrook is like a reincarnation of Isiah Thomas.

I like WB BUT

I think they're more equal than the media loves to pretend they are. I think Durant has flaws like the media likes to pretend he doesn't.
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Old 04-07-2013, 07:16 PM   #7
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Default Re: Westbrook is the real alpha of the Thunder

Westbrick may be their leader, but Durant's the better player.
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Old 04-07-2013, 07:25 PM   #8
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Default Re: Westbrook is the real alpha of the Thunder

I feel like people on this forum, and in the NBA community in general, are obsessed with there being a singular leader on every NBA team. As if 2 or even 3 guys don't take on those responsibilities. Both KD and Westbrook carry themselves to a higher standard then the rest of the team and that right there is the sign of leadership.

I think Westbrook could be considered the emotional leader of this team, while KD is more of the "Lead by example" type. He puts up good shots, doesn't ballhog, moves the ball, and wants the ball in his hands at the end of games. Westbrook gets into people's faces, hypes up his teammates, and isn't afraid of any moment on the basketball court. WB still has some room to mature for sure but I feel like if he could take on that isiah thomas persona (without the racist douchebaggery) that would be the best thing that he could do in regards to becoming a winner.
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Old 04-07-2013, 07:33 PM   #9
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I feel like people on this forum, and in the NBA community in general, are obsessed with there being a singular leader on every NBA team. As if 2 or even 3 guys don't take on those responsibilities. Both KD and Westbrook carry themselves to a higher standard then the rest of the team and that right there is the sign of leadership.

I think Westbrook could be considered the emotional leader of this team, while KD is more of the "Lead by example" type. He puts up good shots, doesn't ballhog, moves the ball, and wants the ball in his hands at the end of games. Westbrook gets into people's faces, hypes up his teammates, and isn't afraid of any moment on the basketball court. WB still has some room to mature for sure but I feel like if he could take on that isiah thomas persona (without the racist douchebaggery) that would be the best thing that he could do in regards to becoming a winner.


Well said man. This is exactly how I feel as well. That's pretty much the culture right now with Scott Brooks and everyone on that team. It's just us fans who try to make it out like something else or try to create extra drama. This situation is similar to the Jordan teams where Jordan would get on his teammates and Pippen would be the one to calm them down. Very similar to Kobe and Fisher too.
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Old 04-07-2013, 07:37 PM   #10
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Default Re: Westbrook is the real alpha of the Thunder

Westbrook has that drive and heart to lead.

I don't see it from Durant.

His game is at the free throw line.
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Old 04-07-2013, 07:39 PM   #11
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Dat heart. Dat passion.
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Default Re: Westbrook is the real alpha of the Thunder

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It's becoming more and more apparent that the Thunder are Westbrook's team, not Durant's.

Actually, this is Clayton Bennett's team.
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Old 04-07-2013, 08:07 PM   #14
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Westbrook...............OKC's best player

Durant....................OKC's top scorer



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Old 04-07-2013, 08:14 PM   #15
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Everytime the Lakers are about to play the Thunder, Westbrook is the one I fear, not Durant.
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