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Despite what Mark Cuban says, OKC Thunder guard Russell Westbrook definitely is an NBA superstar. However, he’s clearly not for everybody. The guy is high-strung. He’s flamboyant. And most importantly he’s temperamental, with a tendency to come unglued.
That’s why Dallas Mavericks bench-warmer Charlie Villanueva has been up in his grill so much. He’s trying to exploit one of Westbrook’s flaws to get him off his game.
Prior to Game 2 of the first round series between the Grizzlies and Thunder, Villanueva interrupted Westbrook’s pre-game dance routine with teammate Cameron Payne. Prior to Game 5 on Monday Villanueva was back at it again, this time creeping up behind Westbrook during yet another of his pre-games rituals.
— Sarah Phipps (@sarahcphipps) April 26, 2016
Unfortunately for Dallas, Villanueva could not get Westbrook off his game. He recorded a game-high 36 points to go along with 9 assists and was a +24 in the Thunder’s series-clinching win over the Mavericks.
After the game, Westbrook got the last laugh, absolutely roasting Charlie Villanueva in the post-game presser:
Russell Westbrook roasting Charlie Villanueva pic.twitter.com/mEcWQM6JbX
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) April 26, 2016
Somebody get poor Charlie some aloe vera for those burns.
Hat Tip – [The Score]