When Russell Westbrook does return from his torn meniscus injury, we hope Russ doesn't harbor any feelings towards teammate Kevin Durant. Why, you ask? Because on Twitter, someone asked Durant to name his top five all-around ballers in the NBA right now without including himself. Here's his response:
@Tsu_Surf Kobe, lebron, Melo, James harden, dirkâ€” Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) June 14, 2013
We'll forgo determining whether this list is in order and instead focus on the fact that Durant chose James Harden over his own teammate and one of the best scoring point guards of all time, Westbrook. As they say, numbers don't lie and if you look at the stats, KD should've chose Russ over Harden. In their respective careers, Westbrook averages 19.9 points, 6.9 assists and 4.8 rebounds per game while Harden averages 16.2 points, 3.8 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game. Oh, but if you're saying to yourself, "Harden was coming off the bench when he was with the Thunder," OK, check this out. Harden averaged 25.9 points, 5.8 assists and 4.9 rebounds meanwhile Westbrook averaged less points (23.2) but still topped him in assists (7.4) and rebounds (5.2). Clearly, Russ is a better all-around player than Harden and more deserving of a top five spot.
[via Kevin Durant]