The unorthodox style of the Rockets barely survived a first-round encounter with Oklahoma City. Does it stand a chance against the Lakers?The Ultra Small-Ball Houston Rockets Advance, But Can They Do It Again?
The 2008 class featured two former MVPs in Derrick Rose and Russell Westbrook, but in our re-draft series, their original teams would look dramatically different.TSFJ NBA Re-Draft: The Class of 2008
This week on the Journey, we look at how the Rockets abandonment of traditional lineups has made Russell Westbrook even more productive.Return to the NBA Journey, Week Nineteen: The Right Adjustment
A huge element of outside life that blends onto the NBA court is fashion. It seems that players want to show out and be just fashionable – or at best, experimental – on the way to the arena as they will on the hardwood.NBA Fashion Adds To Its Growing Popularity
The existential question that underlies everything about him is simple with a multifaceted answer: Why can’t Russell Westbrook win?The Curious Case of Russell Westbrook
With some star players in any team sport, people wonder that one can perform at a high level in the regular season, why can’t that success translate that into playing well in the playoffs? Well, that question rings loudly for No. 13.Can James Harden Finally Exorcise His Playoff Demons?
Russell Westbrook is not normal.Back to the NBA Journey, Week Twenty-Four: The God Run
… society will hold up Keisel (the aggressor) and Westbrook (the victim of aggression) as equal. We don’t give our victims an opportunity to speak out if they are Black, or women, children or differently-abled.Russell Westbrook’s Altercation Is A Reminder To Stop Giving Bigots Attention
Every team has the same understanding: There will only be one champion. Some teams believe that team will be them. Others are placing themselves in position to vie for the title next year. And others are hoping to challenge in a few years. Wherever a team lies on that hierarchy, players and assets will be used as currency in order to get there.Back to the NBA Journey, Week Seventeen: Merchant Dealings