‘Kang Baek-ho Possession’ Westbrook “I’m the best at rebounding among guards”

 He was able to dominate the game even if he didn’t score.

Russell Westbrook is a player whose likes and dislikes are sharply divided. He has tremendous athleticism and an aggressive mind. His motto is ‘Why Not?’ He is so confident in everything he does.

Not only does he have basic skills, but he is also fun to watch. He pisses fans off. However, sometimes his greed for attack is too much and he is criticized. It is also pointed out that his team performance does not come out compared to his splendid personal record.

In the Phoenix Suns away game held on the 17th (Korean time), Westbrook’s strengths outweighed his weaknesses. He proved why the fans cheered for Westbrook.

This game was the first leg of the first round of the Western Conference playoffs. The Los Angeles Clippers and Phoenix played a close game, exchanging turns until the end of the 4th quarter.

1 minute left in the game. The Clippers attacked 4 times in a row. This is because Westbrook took the right to attack again every time he missed a shot due to his participation in the offensive rebound. It reminded me of Kang Baek-ho, the strongest rebounder in the popular basketball cartoon ‘Slam Dunk’.

Westbrook even got a foul and got two free throws. All were successful, widening the gap to 111-108.

continued defense. After blocking Devin Booker’s shot with a blocked shot, he caught the bouncing ball and hit it with Booker’s body. The offense took over again to the Clippers.

Westbrook roared. 9 points, 11 rebounds, 8 assists, 2 steals and 3 blocked shots. Throwing 19 field goals and missing 16 was not a problem. After the game, it was Westbrook, not Kawhi Leonard, who scored 38 points, that was in the spotlight the most. It was evaluated as the number one contributor to the Clippers victory. 스포츠토토

After the game, Westbrook said, “No matter how modestly I try to say it, there is no player who can grab a rebound better than me at the guard position. Jumping is important for rebounding, but it takes many factors, such as timing, desire to win, and the ability to read the opponent’s defense.” showed confidence.

He was not careless. “It’s a series that ends only when we win 4 wins first. Now we have only won 1 out of those 4 wins. must enter,” he said.