Russell Westbrook has been criticized a lot for his play with the Los Angeles Lakers. There is no doubt that the point guard has had some tough stretches with the team, with his flaws being on full display. With that being said, Russell Westbrook is still a solid point guard. Currently, Westbrook is averaging 18.2 PPG, 7.5 RPG, and 7.2 APG.
While Russell Westbrook hasn't had a good year, many people tend to gloss over the fact that he's a future Hall-of-Famer, who's had a fantastic career. He's won MVP and made the NBA Finals in the past. Recently, Damian Lillard spoke out about Russell Westbrook, claiming that the point guard's "career and legacy is undeniable".
Westbrook's career and legacy is undeniable. That's just the bottom line. The player, the career he's had what he's accomplished, the things he's done, nobody else has been able to do it.
Like with all these triple doubles, I don't care if you stat chasing or whatever people want to say. If I try to go every game and get a triple double for a whole season, I can't do it. There's a lot of other people that can't do it either. That's hard in itself to actually do it... What he's done... is undeniable.
It is clear that Russell Westbrook has done some absolutely ridiculous things on the court during his career. His MVP caliber year during the 2016-17 season was amazing to watch, and he is an electric player when has it going. He has been playing well recently, and hopefully, that can continue into the future.
There are many fans who disrespect Russell Westbrook's ability on the court. Sometimes, it's hard to understand. At the end of the day, Russell Westbrook is a legend on the basketball court, and his legacy is set in stone.