Russell Westbrook has had not one, but two, setbacks because of knee problems this season. The last thing that the Oklahoma City Thunder need is for Westbrook to suffer another injury with the playoffs just around the corner because of something as stupid as going up to block a dead ball jumpshot. During today's Thunder/Pacers game earlier today, George Hill attempted a three-pointer just after a timeout was called, so Russ swooped in to block the shot a la Kevin Garnett. While he did manage to reject the shot, Westbrook also slipped and landed awkwardly on the hardwood.
C'mon, Russ. Could you imagine if Westbrook tweaked his knee just a little bit on something as ridiculous as this? SMH. Think about the future, fam!
[via Beyond The Buzzer]