Yes; Beastbrook is the sobriquet for the NBA MVP and most triple double’s record holder-Russell Westbrook. Even though I am not as a staunch fan of basketball as I am of football, I must say I like this lad’s style of play. He is not the best shooter in the league nor is he really good at defending but he is just explosive. Every huge fan of NBA knows this guy. He is a point guard and hence responsible for running his team’s offense through passing, dribbling, and stealing. I usually equate the point guard position to American football’s quarter back position because they all play a fundamental role in a game. These are attributes that Westbrook has really mastered and made a name for himself. Despite raking high scores in games, making meticulous passes, and purloining the ball from opponent players he is not defined by those attributes but rather his style of attacking the basket. I watch a lot of Joe Vincent biography videos and the ones he has made of Westbrook are so congealing. Actually it’s his rather explosive dunks on the basket that earned him league MVP award because most people pay to watch someone ruthlessly get posterized. He always leaves the rim shaking, with his ‘I’m going to bring the roof down’ gesture.
However, in recent years his form has taken a nosedive especially since joining LeBron’s Lakers. My friend Enock (a warriors fan) taunts me whenever Westbrook has a bad game; and I can’t do nothing about it. Pundits say its old age. Fans say he is done. A former league MVP failing to make 15 points in a game and struggling to make three point shots; it’s clearly a deep form. The situation is not good at all. Beastbrick or Westbrick is the new epithet he has acquired.
However, what is amazing is that he keeps starting every game. Meaning he works hard in practice, maybe more than his counterparts. He is still strong and never giving up. He even shows up for press conferences and answers the unforgiving journalists’ questions meant to criticize and undermine him. I mean I don’t think I could do that. Most importantly he always emits a sense of hope for better days to come. That’s what I like and pick from him every day. That no matter the situation, there is always hope for a better day. Keep your head up and fight. The world is unforgiving. It was never promised to be easy.
I hope Russell Westbrook wins a chip and we shut haters’ mouths.