As what will be known as one of the most disrespectful free agency moves, Kevin Durant deferred to the Golden State Warriors prior to the start of the season. Thunder fans were in an outrage, and feared for the fate of the following season. Well, does it really make all the difference? My analysis:
A storm is coming Mr. Harden, you and your three-point shooters better load up on rocket fuel.
That storms name is Thunder guard, and MVP candidate, Russell Westbrook.
Before the season started, NBA fans across the world had doubts about Westbrook’s capacity to lead the Thunder without star Kevin Durant. Now, 66 games through the season, all doubts have been put aside. The Thunder currently sit at the 6th seed in the Western Conference, and Westbrook himself at the top of MVP candidacy.