Masked Russell Westbrook Is Still Pretty Amazing (Video)

Masked Russell Westbrook slam dunk

After sustaining a dent in the side of his head last Friday, Russell Westbrook sat out Sunday’s game agains the Lakers, and he was forced to play Wednesday’s contest against the Philadelphia 76ers with a mask on.  That didn’t seem to slow him down one bit.

Masked Russell Westbrook still managed to record his fourth consecutive triple-double, with career-highs in points (49) and rebounds (16), to go along with 10 assists. And his historic night was highlighted by this ridiculous coast-to-coast, two-handed slam in the first quarter:

It’s gotta be the mask.

Westbrook and the Thunder did needed overtime against the 76ers, but they would eventually prevail, 123-118.

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