Just when he started to sizzle, showing signs of finally shaking his season-long shooting slump, Russell Westbrook suddenly pulled his superstitious act.
Before an entire question could be posed following the Thunder’s 109-85 win over Philadelphia on Friday, his latest precise shooting performance, Westbrook began shaking his head. Right away, you knew the topic of discussion was headed for a dead end with Westbrook.
Much like his pristine history with health, Westbrook didn’t want to talk about his recent accuracy. Too much is at stake and, as Westbrook sees it, things could go south.
“Why jinx him?” Kevin Durant joked from his neighboring locker.
Because it’s become impossible to ignore what Westbrook is building.