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Despite Averaging a Triple-Double, Mark Cuban Says Westbrook Still Isn’t a Superstar
Back during last year’s playoffs, when Kevin Durant was still a member of the OKC Thunder, a reporter asked Russell Westbrook about Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban and his comments about Russ not being a superstar. Durant called him an idiot.
Despite averaging a triple-double so far this season and having just gotten his 7th consecutive triple-double, Mark Cuban still doesn’t see Westbrook as a superstar because he failed to get an average OKC team to the playoffs when Durant was hurt.
He’s putting up superstar numbers. That’s for damn sure,” Cuban said of Westbrook, who entered Friday night’s game again the? Houston Rockets?averaging 31.0 points, 11.3 assists and 10.9 rebounds per game. “I’m not taking anything away from what he’s been able to accomplish, but I’m not going to change my definition. He’s putting superstar numbers. You can’t deny that.”
“That’s no disrespect to Russell,” Cuban said. “He’s been a beast. Few have done what he’s done, but I’ll stick by my definition. I’m not saying that he’s not going to prove me wrong and that he [won’t be] a superstar by the end of the year. That’s fine, but I’ll stick by my definition.”
Westbrook currently has his squad in the 6th spot with a bunch of basketball to be played, so it remains to be seen if he can continue on this pace and lead this team to the playoffs.