Many know him as the brawnier version of Robin to Kevin Durant’s Batman, but Russell Westbrook has proven that he’s more than capable of playing the starring role. Complications from an offseason foot injury have pushed Durant to the sideline this season, giving Westbrook a blank canvas to paint on. The results look decidedly spastic and modern in the face of KD’s classicism; Westbrook sheds through NBA defenses with brute force rather than deft touch. He’s taken advantage of the opportunity in the most Westbrook way possible, carving opposing teams to shreds through sheer force of will.
In honor of his swashbuckling style, here’s a collection of some of Russ’s most memorable theatrics.