Russell Westbrook is the most rebellious force of nature the league has probably ever come in contact with. Not in regard to his overall personality or a publicly defiant aura as Demarcus Cousins or Gary Payton.
Westbrook is not considered a bad boy.
It’s the way he plays the point guard position and alters the perception of such a concretely defined label on the court.
Can you recall seeing a player so massively athletic defy aerodynamics while metaphorically erasing the image of what we have known the point to mean to a franchise? Derrick Rose may have kickstarted the revolution, but Westbrook has shot the movement to another level.
Not to say he was the first. There were points of the past that were way ahead of their time. Don’t count on him to be the last.
Here are 10 ways to spot the “Generation X” point guard. Like it or love it, they seem to be forcing their influence into the league with every game, every workout and every victory.