Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook is one of the most intense players in the NBA. Fans expect him to emit a mighty roar after every time he flies down the lane and dunks. On defense, Westbrook isn’t afraid to take on anybody—not even Stephen Curry.
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The Western Conference Finals start Monday between the Thunder and the Golden State Warriors, and it should be a great series. Fans can look forward to many terrific matchups, but the best one might be Westbrook versus Curry.
The prospect of having to guard the best player in the NBA and two-time MVP is intimidating, but Westbrook isn’t scared. During the Monday morning shootaround, he said, “He’s a shooter. He’s not nothing I haven’t seen.”
Westbrook knows Curry can shoot from deep, and he’s prepared to get physical to stop him. It will be interesting to see whether his toughness can shut down the elusive Curry and squelch the Warriors offensive attack.
Check out the video below to hear what else Westbrook had to say.