Westbrook Showing New-Found Maturity?
There was a time when (Russell) Westbrook admittedly looked at the player across from him and saw an opportunity, a chance to make his mark even if that meant stepping outside of the team concept and turning the game into a one-on-one battle.
“When you’re younger, you’re trying to find your way and trying to find your swagger in this league,” Westbrook said. “You’ve got to come out every night and compete, and that’s how I thought I could find my way and build an image in this league.”
“You got to play the game,” Westbrook says now. “If the time is right for you to attack, then you do it. But all I’m worried about is if we win.”