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Something tells me that the most dangerous place in the NBA this year is going to be standing between Russell Westbrook and the hoop. The perennial superstar seems to be playing at about 120% of his previous ceiling, possibly with a big chip on his shoulder after losing teammate Kevin Durant.
Well, Tyler Johnson found himself in just that situation last night as the Thunder hosted the Heat. Westbrook, with the ball in his possession, pushed into Johnson (not violently, but enough to knock him over) then stepped on his face as he found his footing.
Here’s the run-in:
Russell might not have even known that he did it, although that quick look he gives Johnson after the play suggests otherwise: