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NBA Fan Tweet of the Night – Defending Russell Westbrook

Russell Westbrook notched his second straight triple-double on Thursday night against the Phoenix Suns, putting up 39 points, 14 boards and 11 assists. Russell Westbrook also shot 12-of-38 overall and 1-of-10 from three in a 117-113 overtime loss.

This of course led to plenty of conversation about Westbrook shooting too much, and it was obviously a talking point on the TNT postgame show that I didn’t watch because it’s becoming unwatchable.

Does Westbrook shoot too much sometimes? Yes. Would it be nice if he was a bit more efficient? Yes. But as it has been said for several years, #LetWestbrookBeWestbrook. And that leads me to the tweet of the night:

Westbrook’s relentless, attacking nature has gotten him into the MVP conversation despite missing 14 games this season. He has been the best player in the NBA in February. He had a bad game against the Suns, and that bad game had him putting up 39/14/11. So yeah, I’m definitely willing to cut the guy a little slack.

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