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One week to training camp… Russell Westbrook will once again kill the rim

Sep 23, 2012, 5:00 PM EDT

Russell Westbrook AP

The wait is almost over. We’re just a week away from training camp, and the start of the 2012-2013 NBA season. Basketball is almost back. As we get closer we’ll be bringing you reminders of why this game is awesome, what you’ve missed, and what to look forward to.

Russell Westbrook is proof that basketball can be violence can be art.

Some players don’t really put a lot of their personality into their game. Tim Duncan is robotic and clinical, when in reality he’s likeable and funny, for example. But you get the feeling watching him dunk that its’ always some sort of anger management. If he just kills that rim hard enough, people will see how good he is, stop questioning if he’s the problem with the Thunder, stop calling him Robin.

For the rest of us, though, it’s just fun.










  1. kdn4 - Sep 23, 2012 at 10:01 PM

    I’ll continue to think he’s a liability when he has his weekly 3-27 game and refuses to pass to Durant in the final five minutes of the fourth quarter.

  2. money2long - Sep 24, 2012 at 9:10 AM

    he will be a problem this season.

    • money2long - Sep 24, 2012 at 11:54 AM

      lol..i mean he will be a problem in the sense how shaq was a problem in his prime (of course not to that extent, but pretty much in that nature). not a negative “problem” .

  3. loungefly74 - Sep 24, 2012 at 12:25 PM

    it will be interesting to see if the Thunder can finally win their first title after a few years of falling short…

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