Russell Westbrook Really Wasn’t Kidding About His Best Friend Being A Basketball

04.18.17 1 year ago

Russell Westbrook recently put the finishing touches on one of the most astonishing regular-seasons in NBA history, and prior to Game 1 of the Thunder’s opening-round series against the Houston Rockets, he offered a glimpse into what fuels his ultra-competitive myopia.

When reporters asked about how his friendship with former teammate James Harden might factor into the equation, Westbrook explained that, on the basketball court, his only friend is a guy named Spalding. It made for a delightful quote that nobody took all that seriously, so when he spoke to the media before Game 2, he made sure to clarify exactly what he meant.

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