What am I talking about? Russell Westbrook is an All-Star failure?
But yes, he has been. So far.
Westbrook has not played in any NBA All-Star games yet in his career, but he has been involved in All-Star Weekend over the last couple of years.
While Westbrook's performances have not been bad, he hasn't managed to find success.
Westbrook is one of a small handful of players (and the first since 2002) that has not won a game in the Rookie Challenge, as either a Rookie or a Sophomore.
In 2009, Westbrook had 12 points in 18 minutes as the Rookies fell short against the Sophomores, 122-116. Teammate Kevin Durant pouring in a record 46 points.
In 2010, Westbrook's Sophomores lost to the Rookies, 140-128. Tyreke Evans was named MVP despite Westbrook's 40-point outburst.
Further, in 2009, Westbrook had a chance to compete in the NBA Slam Dunk Contest, but missed out after fan voting put Rudy Fernandez in the competition instead.
And let's not forget that Westbrook was a last-second replacement for an injured Derrick Rose in the 2010 Skills Challenge, and finished in a distant last place.
So yes, Russell Westbrook has not found success at All-Star Weekend thus far, though I have a feeling this trend will not last—not once he becomes a perennial All-Star.