Here’s more evidence that Russell Westbrook is an NBA Jam character come to life. On Friday, the Oklahoma City Thunder hosted Istanbul Fenerbahce in a friendly exhibition matchup, but since Westbrook has absolutely no chill, he went ahead and tore through the lane for a monster dunk like he had some sort of axe to grind with the rim (and with all of civilization).
The look on his defender’s face afterward and his body language as he takes a Charlie Brown sadness stroll toward the other end of the court says it all. Westbrook finished with 16 points, five assists and three steals but was just 6-of-14 from the field and 0-of-3 from downtown. OKC was still a plus-18 with him on the court en route to a 30-point shellacking as Fenerbahce fell 111-81.
Kevin Durant added 13 points, four rebounds, five assists, two steals and a block in just over 21 minutes of action, but it was Dion Waiters who was the high scorer for the Thunder with 19 points on 6-of-9 shooting, including a perfect 3-of-3 clip from downtown. Former NBA player Jan Vesely was the leading scorer for Fenerbahce as he poured in 17 points on 7-of-15 shooting from the floor and added five rebounds. Up next, OKC will host the Dallas Mavericks Tuesday on their home court.