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Russell Westbrook and the NBA's 10 Most Unfairly Criticized Players

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Russell Westbrook and the NBA's 10 Most Unfairly Criticized Players
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Now that LeBron James has finally won a NBA championship, there's a new guy that has replaced him as the No. 1 most unfairly criticized player in the NBA—Russell Westbrook.

Westbrook is an easy target. He plays out of control at times, and when he misses, he misses badly. But Westbrook isn't the only unfairly criticized player in the NBA.

In a league where there are only five guys on the floor at a time and the players are very recognizable, the NBA is the mothership for media scapegoats. It's easy to find a dog to kick because many close games come down to one possession.

Here is a list of the 10 most unfairly criticized NBA players. Many of the guys are on the list for different reasons.

(Spoiler alert: Dwight Howard is not on this list. He is rightfully criticized.)

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