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NBA Fans Engage In Heated Debate: "Westbrook Is Playing Better Than James Harden This Season But Nobody Will Say Anything"

NBA Fans Engage In Heated Debate: "Westbrook Is Playing Better Than James Harden This Season But Nobody Will Say Anything"

NBA fans waste no time in attacking players who they believe has to do more for their teams. Since the start of the season, Russell Westbrook has received the most heat, mainly due to his turnover problems and the Los Angeles Lakers' struggle to win games.

It is not uncommon for fans to hold players to a higher standard, but it has been intense for Russ, especially because of the franchise he plays for. But a fan has decided to draw parallels between Westbrook's performance and that of James Harden for the Brooklyn Nets.

The fans took to social media platform Twitter to share his opinion, stating that Russ has been at the receiving end of more attacks, but nobody is acknowledging that he is having a better season than Harden.

"Westbrook is playing better than James Harden this season but Nobody will say anything"

Many have trooped into the comments section to give their opinion on the topic.

By the numbers, you could argue that Russ is having a better season even though there is not much to split them. But if you factor in how often Harden has the ball in his hands and the role he plays for the Nets, then Russ could be the clear favorite.

Playing alongside LeBron James as a point guard is no easy task. There was the debate on who will orchestrate the offense, and so far, a lot has flown through James. Harden also spoke on how they look great on paper but have to figure out the fit.

Harden, on the other hand, has been hot and cold this season. Many have attributed his slow start to the season to the new NBA rules and his inability to draw fouls. All of Hardens high-scoring games this season have been those where he went to the charity stripe ten or more times.

With his dependence on free throws, the argument that Russ is playing better is valid because Russ' game is not centered around drawing fouls.

So far, Westbrook is averaging 20.6 points, 8.4 rebounds, and 8.7 assists, while Harden is averaging 20.3 points, 7.9 rebounds, and 9.4 assists. There are still 60+ games to play in the 2021-22 season, enough time for both players to pick up the slack and be their best selves.