OKC Thunder News, Analysis: Russell Westbrook Wrath to Bring Oklahoma City to the NBA Finals, And Win?

By Jeff Villanueva, Posted: 10/19/16 05:00AM EDT
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ESPN First Take - Russell Westbrook Responds to Kevin Durant's Comments(Photo : ESPN First TaKe/YouTube)

Many people believe that without Kevin Durant, the Oklahoma City Thunder will have a very hard time of even getting into the NBA Playoffs. And it gets even stronger with the three losses the team incurred during the first five NBA preseason games.

Other basketball analysts believe that the Russell Westbrook-led OKC will even unseat the Golden State Warriors as the Western Conference Kings even with Durant now playing for the team. Can it be done, can Westbrook lead OKC to the NBA Finals and even win Oklahoma City's first ever NBA championship trophy?

Steven Loung of SportsNet.ca believe that Westbrook's first act of revenge this season is to destroy his former buddy and teammate and now one of the Warriors' golden boys, Durant. Loung predicted that with rumors surrounding Westbrook having not one form of communication with his former OKC buddy, this could trigger what he described as Westbrook's way of "destroying his opponents on the floor."

"In the NBA, there's a lot of a different decision that people make," Westbrook said as posted on GQ. He added that, "People sometimes have an opportunity to go where they want. And Kevin chose a place where he wanted to go."

With those carefully chosen words, Westbrook sounded unhappy with how his longtime buddy betrayed him by going to the other side of the fence. But there's only one thing he can do for the sake of justice.

Destroying the Golden State Warriors would be an understatement. He's out for vengeance, Westbrook is out for blood. Not for Stephen Curry or Klay Thompson, or Draymond Green, they're the innocent bystanders in a crime scene. Russell Westbrook is out to make Kevin Durant pay by letting him know he does not need his help to win an NBA championship.

Yes, Westbrook will be the main man for OKC. In fact, many people are now calling OKC the 'Russell Westbrook team'. Of course he cannot do it alone, but the intensity this 6'3" point guard puts on the table, he's a do-it-yourself kind of guy.

Averaging 23.5 points, 7.8 rebounds, 10.4 assists, and 2.0 steals last season, this numbers would probably become just part of the past. We'll just have to wait for the new numbers Westbrook will post this season, perhaps he might even zoom past triple double averages.

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