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Russell Westbrook: The Inspiring Story of One of Basketball's Premier Point Guards (Basketball Biography Books)
Russell Westbrook: The Inspiring  Story of One of Basketball's Premier Point Guards (Basketball Biography Books)

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Manufacturer: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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Author(s): Clayton Geoffreys

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Product Description:
Binding: Paperback
EAN: 9781499271638
ISBN: 1499271638
Item Dimensions: Array
Label: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Languages: Array
Manufacturer: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 144
Publication Date: 2014-04-25
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Studio: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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Learn the Incredible Story of Oklahoma City Thunder Superstar Russell Westbrook!

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Newly revised for the 2017-2018 season, Russell Westbrook: The Inspiring Story of One of Basketball's Premier Point Guards details the inspirational story of basketball's superstar point guard, Russell Westbrook. Russell Westbrook's ascent into the top point guards in the NBA amongst the likes of Chris Paul and Stephen Curry has definitely been a surprise. From once struggling to make his high school varsity team (he did not make it until his junior year) to spending his freshman year at UCLA as a benchwarmer, few would have predicted that Russell Westbrook would be selected as the fourth overall pick in the 2008 NBA Draft. The rest is history as the Oklahoma City Thunder continue their quest for a championship.

Russell Westbrook is easily one of the most exciting point guards to play the game of basketball. From flashy crossovers to high flying dunks, Russell Westbrook has a bright basketball career ahead of him. When Kevin Durant came down with a foot injury, Russell Westbrook rose as a primary leader for the Oklahoma City Thunder. In the first season since Durant's departure from Oklahoma City, Westbrook again rose to the occasion as he captured the MVP award while putting up forty-two triple doubles in the regular season, a historic record.

It will be exciting to see how Westbrook and the Thunder do in this year's NBA season as Paul George joins the team. More importantly though, it'll be interesting to see how Westbrook continues to mature as a leader. But don't delay, pick up your copy of Russell Westbrook: The Inspiring Story of One of Basketball's Premier Point Guards today.

Here is a preview of what is inside this book:
  • Early Life and Childhood
  • College Years at UCLA
  • Westbrook's NBA Career
  • Russell Westbrook's Personal Life
  • Russell's Impact on Basketball and Beyond
  • Westbrook's Legacy

An excerpt from the book:

Russell Westbrook cannot play for a contending team. He is selfish and makes bad decisions on the court. He takes the ball away from great offensive players like Kevin Durant and James Harden. He is just another athletic “me-first” point guard, and the Thunders would be better off without him. In a few years, he will probably follow the legacies of Stephon Marbury and Steve Francis, point guards from the early 2000’s, who are as well-known for their careers’ spectacular crashes as they are for their actual play, or even their inclination to win ball games.

NBA analysts have said this of Westbrook ever since he leaped to superstar status, and such claims are not totally without merit. Westbrook will sometimes try to do too much. In Game 2 of the 2012 NBA Finals against the Miami Heat, Westbrook took 27 shots in comparison to 22 shots from Durant. However, despite taking more shots, Westbrook finished with only 26 points as compared to 32 for Durant. The great Magic Johnson, who won five NBA titles, said, “That was the worst point guard in a championship series I have ever seen.” In the aftermath of the James Harden trade and Harden’s subsequent explosion to NBA superstardom, some analysts wondered whether Oklahoma City would have been better off trading Westbrook for another point guard, someone who would emphasize passing the ball instead of taking difficult shots.

Tags: Russell Westbrook biography, oklahoma city thunder, nick collison, paul george, andre roberson. kevin durant, james harden, lebron james, kyrie irving, stephen curry
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