I wake up every morning with two thoughts on my mind, today I want to learn something and I want to find a new source of motivation. I love to read. I read every single split second I have to myself in hopes of ingesting as much information as I possibly can. For motivation I try to surround myself with positive people who strive for greater goals, but every once in a while I look up to a certain NBA player when I need a spark. The way Russell Westbrook has locked down and focused on his game since Kevin Durant left him out to dry has been amazing. It’s so inspiring R.Kelly needs to write a song about it, sort of like Space Jam. R. Kelly is the king of the remix, someone give him a call and tell him to bless the culture with the, “I believe I Can Fly 2017 Mix.”
49 games into the season Westbrook is averaging 30.7 PPG, 10.7 RPG, and 10.3 APG. That stat line looks like something I would average with my 2K My-Player, calling it video game numbers would be an understatement. Ironically, when Westbrook is on the floor it looks like the game is set to easy and he’s ballin’ at Super-Star level. The way he elevates, the way he moves, the way he dominates the game at all times is remarkable. There’s nothing quite more inspiring than a player at the top of his game physically, but more importantly, mentally. It’s Russ against the world out there and he makes it look like child’s play.
You can look in Russell’s eye and see that he means business. His outfits off the court maybe a bit silly sometimes, but don’t you dare disrespect him when he gets out on the floor. Despite the eye-popping numbers you can tell Westbrook doesn’t play for personal accolades, my mans just wants to win. That’s respectable, a man who is willing to put his teams well-being above his self-interest is a player I want on my team.
After losing both KD and Serge Ibaka in the summer, a lot of people had written off the Thunder this season. We all knew Westbrook was going to average close to a triple double (nobody knew it would be this dominating) but even I didn’t expect the team to be this competitive with such a depleted roster. Say what you want about Westbrook, but this man is playing like a man possessed. He looks like a man possessed to win the MVP award this season. James Harden has been ballin’ out but what Russell Westbrook is doing in front of our eyes is literal history.
I aspire to be the greatest writer I can possibly be in life. After I master my writing I hope to take that talent and take it to radio or podcasts so I can communicate to different markets. If that works out I hope to publish a few books, one which is already in the works. And you may laugh when you read this, but one day I plan to take everything I’ve learned and run for President of the United States of America. When I see Westbrook strive for his goals and reach for the moon, I see myself in him. He inspires me to be greater than the circumstances I was born into. You can just tell with some players that their main goal is to be the greatest at what they do. Because of that, every time I watch the Oklahoma City Thunder play both of my daily goals are achieved. Westbrook teaches me something and I find another source of motivation.