Russell Westbrook can’t be your No. 1 option for a championship team - Stephen A. | First Take


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  • Gordon Collins
    Gordon Collins  4 months back

    I dunno about you guys, but, mvp year Derrick rose is more athletic than Westbrook was in his MVP season, at least imo.

    • antione english
      antione english  4 months back

      I mean everything you gusy say is on point.. but again one went to a super star club and the other well ya know.... lol thats not fair so letsnjust keep at 3 1st round exits

      • Eddie Bitar
        Eddie Bitar  4 months back

        Thunders problem is obvious. A championship team defensively, but only have 2 star players and ONE scorer. Russ has been atrocious shooting the ball, and PG is prone to off nights. Always a recipe for first round exit no matter the talent

        • UeProductionz
          UeProductionz  4 months back

          I think Will Cain needs to replace Molly as the host. You lose some eye candy but the quality is just so much better. Kinda reminds me of First Take back when it was Skip, Stephen A and Jay Crawford.

          • countryboy
            countryboy  4 months back

            All of sudden it’s all Westbrook’s fault that KD left now huh. Right Westbrook blew that 3-1 lead, fantastic...

            • countryboy
              countryboy  4 months back

              Get him a fucking coach that will contain him and not do iso plays down the stretch for 48 minutes.

              • Yobadd Yobadd
                Yobadd Yobadd  4 months back

                Russell needs to learn how to play team ball. He and the coaches gotta know that they need to change up things to play to win.

                • King
                  King  4 months back

                  I’ve been saying this since Harden left OKC Westbrook isn’t someone you want to play with(even though KD put up with him until couple season ago). He looks good stats wise but if you avg triple double for 2 or 3seasons and can’t pass the first round it honestly doesn’t matter

                  • stikmoney __84
                    stikmoney __84  4 months back

                    How about bad coaching

                    • Joshua Makshofi
                      Joshua Makshofi  4 months back

                      Imagine choosing Westbrook over Harden and/or Durant.

                      • Aditya Rao
                        Aditya Rao  4 months back

                        I feel like Russ has 2 outfits every postgame, one for when he wins and one for when loses.

                        • Captain Obvious
                          Captain Obvious  4 months back

                          Lebron: Do you want join me in LA?
                          Westbrook: Next question.
                          Lebron: I'm not talking to you Westbrick. PG?
                          Paul George: Hell yea. Should have went there last year.

                          • Kurdt Kobain
                            Kurdt Kobain  4 months back

                            Here's what I think about Westbrook, His ego is the problem and why hell never win. His ego makes it to where if a teammate succeeds on the court without him being directly responsible for that success it kills him. If someone is able to create their own shot and don't need a set up from RW he goes crazy, and that's when he starts playing with no bball IQ. If someone on the other team goes down and pulls up from three and nails it RW for some reason will bring the ball up court ,doesn't survey the court, doesn't run a play, dosent call for a pick, nothing he just wants to match the 3pter so he Jack's up a contested shot from 35ft away. Even if it's his own teammate that catches fire and is killing it instead of feeding them the ball untill they cool off or the defense does something to slow them down Russ feels the need to show his worth and starts forcing his own number, jacking up 3s, dribbles the ball way to long wirh out a pass, he will drive uncontrollably to the rim with 2shot blockers near and if he does actually give the ball up at that moment it's usally s forced pass that results in a turnover, it's just selfish selfish basketball and all because he can't stand not being the guy who is MVP for the team every game. He hates having to have a teammate to run with him that can actually help him win, he wants to win but only if he is the one winning. There can be no doubt that he is the reason they won. If they lose well he has his stats padded like a insane asylums walls, that way he can look at his numbers and his ego is ok because it wasn't his fault they lost. He had a triple double with bunch of points assist rebounds he even had 4 steals, but he shot 7-32, had 12 turnovers, lapses on defense on a Few plays and got a technical foul giving up more free points.. tis is just what I get from RW and why I don't really care for him and don't think he's ever gonna get a chip, hell he will be lucky to make the conference finals again... Once again JMO

                            • Antwon Dorsett 980i9
                              Antwon Dorsett 980i9  4 months back

                              Best playoffs in a while every match up is crazy

                              • Kurdt Kobain
                                Kurdt Kobain  4 months back

                                Good luck getting Westbrook to be anything other than the 1st option. Westbrook wants to be option 1 and option 1b, maybe every few games PG can be the 2nd option but he better score all his points while Russ is on the bench

                                • dgames
                                  dgames  4 months back

                                  In reality, Westbrook cant even be a 2nd option. He needs to be more like a 3rd. He's bad help. Look at past playoff series when KD was there. Westbrook was trash. This year is nothing new. Hes also why you can't totally blame KD for losing like he did in OKC. Superstars can't win alone and Westbrook sure aint that guy to help.

                                  • James George
                                    James George  4 months back

                                    Its the reason why KD left..Westbrook wants to be the guy..and KD doesnt like that, coz he knew hes capable of in clutch time..

                                    • Alberto L
                                      Alberto L  4 months back

                                      Max Kellerman is always stating the obvious. If Westbrook hits shots? No shit sherlock.

                                      • Khult Herro
                                        Khult Herro  4 months back

                                        Russell "First Round Exit" Westbrook. And along so is Paul "First Round Exit" George. LMAO!!! It will be the narrative for Paul George till his contract expires. Then Paul will want to sign with the Lakers. NAH! No thanks, George. Stay with Russ.

                                        • Klaas Marc Volders
                                          Klaas Marc Volders  4 months back

                                          I feel bad for Russ

                                          • Dre Wright
                                            Dre Wright  4 months back

                                            If Russle Westbrook didn't have a bad attitude and being so stuck up he probably would've past the first round. I wonder how his teammates think of him as a leader.

                                            • Andrew Palmer
                                              Andrew Palmer  4 months back

                                              Did yall watch the game they ledt him open abd just hedged the paint... Russ for all your fans listen to coaching man theyre leaving you open man and youre still not hitting be a point guard and think

                                              • Ennis Cool
                                                Ennis Cool  4 months back

                                                A player with low EQ like Westbrook will never lead a team to championship. All champ team leaders, ig MJ, Kobe, Duncan, LeBron and Curry, all very humbled, sophisticated and mature guys. Westbrook is a joke.

                                                • Martin Da GOAT
                                                  Martin Da GOAT  4 months back

                                                  I love this new mediator

                                                  • Endule
                                                    Endule  4 months back

                                                    And this is why Steph Curry > Westbrook

                                                    • Tehui1974
                                                      Tehui1974  4 months back

                                                      The problem with Westbrook is that when he misses, he just keeps on shooting. Pass the f* ball.

                                                      • Peter Pitaluga
                                                        Peter Pitaluga  4 months back

                                                        Russell Westbrook suck saw his attitude w.a.s.p

                                                        • Anandhu R Krishnan
                                                          Anandhu R Krishnan  4 months back

                                                          with russ okc nvr gonna lay banner

                                                          • Ivan Dizon
                                                            Ivan Dizon  4 months back

                                                            Westbrook need 2 new young players on his side in caliber of jason kidd and shaq o neal.

                                                            • Tim Warren
                                                              Tim Warren  4 months back

                                                              OKC made a HUGE mistake when they decided to give Westbrook that contract!! He’s definitely over paid for his play, and will never get OKC any championships... NEXT QUESTION

                                                              • Mang ng
                                                                Mang ng  4 months back

                                                                westbrook trying to prove he's a better than Dame, Dame tryna win games.

                                                                • LoneWolfAlpha
                                                                  LoneWolfAlpha  4 months back

                                                                  11/31 Westbrick sucks ass

                                                                  • Jeremy Thompson
                                                                    Jeremy Thompson  4 months back

                                                                    Thank god that molly skank isn’t on

                                                                    • Game Boy
                                                                      Game Boy  4 months back

                                                                      Russell Westbrook is one of the best to ever do it a lot of great player don't have a championship ring to their name FUCK a ring GREAT TEAM PLAY WIN RINGS Legacy to me is the players own individual stats

                                                                    • xFlow777
                                                                      xFlow777  4 months back

                                                                      Westbrook sucks ass, it's time to look the truth in the eye

                                                                      • Andrew Torrenzi
                                                                        Andrew Torrenzi  4 months back

                                                                        Releasing Billy Donovan can help too just saying

                                                                        • Jonathan Monami
                                                                          Jonathan Monami  4 months back

                                                                          MAX: You can't say Russell Westbrook shoulders all the blame when Paul George's shoulders have resulted into him not hitting shots
                                                                          Me: LMAO

                                                                          • Dennis Rodriguez
                                                                            Dennis Rodriguez  4 months back

                                                                            Westbrook choked like a mother fucker

                                                                            • Abhimanyu Yadav
                                                                              Abhimanyu Yadav  4 months back

                                                                              00:13 how quickly they forget Drose!

                                                                              • TheManFromSaipan
                                                                                TheManFromSaipan  4 months back

                                                                                Hey at least Molly isn't in this segment

                                                                                • Zeafer Jones
                                                                                  Zeafer Jones  4 months back

                                                                                  Other than Westbrook I believe the reason why OKC struggles is that they don't play Ferguson nearly enough.

                                                                                  • Landon Wherry
                                                                                    Landon Wherry  4 months back

                                                                                    Will is so much better than Molly

                                                                                    • spongeaang98
                                                                                      spongeaang98  4 months back

                                                                                      I made the mistake of considering Russell Westbrook an elite level player two years ago. I will never make that mistake again. I'm done with him. Elite level players don't just play well, they make everyone else play well for themselves, not just one person. Elite level players also will do what is needed to win, deferring to others if he doesn't have it rather than play hero ball to do it all himself. Westbrook doesn't do either of those things, and he seems incapable or uninterested in changing up his playstyle. The Thunder have surrounded him with three MVP caliber players and he's done NOTHING with them. He's clearly dragging down the team and he won't be elite until he fixes any of this.

                                                                                      • Kha'len McCoy
                                                                                        Kha'len McCoy  4 months back

                                                                                        Paul George said they can come back from a 3-1 lead

                                                                                        • Clippers Fan Since July 6th

                                                                                          If the Thunder traded Westbrook what do you think they could get?

                                                                                          • TUBESTEAKNIG
                                                                                            TUBESTEAKNIG  4 months back

                                                                                            He can't even be #2. Honestly, #3 either. He can be 2 or 3 on an elite team possibly, but they won't win when it comes down to it.

                                                                                            • SpartanK07
                                                                                              SpartanK07  4 months back

                                                                                              Thunder need to feature Adams ! Dude should be 20-20 each game

                                                                                              • SpartanK07
                                                                                                SpartanK07  4 months back

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