Over the last few years, former NBA MVP Russell Westbrook has been heavily criticized for his play on the floor, as he has not been able to get back to form as one of the most dominant guards in the game, with triple-doubles being a common occurrence.
Although Westbrook showed flashes of his form when he was with the Oklahoma City Thunder, he’s bounced around the league quite a bit since then and hasn’t been able to find a long-term home in the league, as his game hasn’t fit with where he’s played.
Westbrook is now playing for his fourth team since being traded by the Thunder, and he seems to have found somewhat of a groove with the Los Angeles Clippers, with the team liking what he brought to the table last year and re-signing over the summer as a result.
However, some believe Westbrook needs to get back to his MVP-caliber form to make a real impact in Los Angeles, and he was recently asked about that.
Rather than addressing whether or not that needs to be the case to be successful, Westbrook took this opportunity to brag about the player he used to be with a somewhat confusing answer, which seemed to duck the question entirely via Joey Linn of Sports Illustrated.
Russell Westbrook on getting back to his old self:
“I’m the only one who can set that table… Getting back to myself would be averaging 21/11/12… Ain’t too many people did that but myself and somebody else. And I’m the only one that did it 4 times.” pic.twitter.com/jzL9thdgLz
— Joey Linn (@joeylinn_) October 23, 2023
At this point in Westbrook’s career, there’s no question that he does his own thing, and if that doesn’t work for everyone else, he doesn’t seem to care as he believes that is everyone else’s problem.
Although he showed flashes of brilliance with the Clippers last season, it remains to be seen if he can do that again.NEXT: Russell Westbrook Shows Off Strong Connection With Clippers Teammate