Russell Westbrook’s summer hasn’t gotten off to a great start. First, his Oklahoma City Thunder blew a 3-1 lead to the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference Finals. Then his All-Star teammate Kevin Durant bailed to join that very same Warriors team. And now Westbrook is now losing games of one-on-one to children.
Westbrook was playing a friendly game of hoops with one of his young campers at his “Why Not?” hoops camp in Nebraska, when, with the score tied 2- 2, the little man suddenly morphed into Westbrook’s mortal enemy, Steph Curry. After having his shot blocked out of bounds by Westbrook, Kyle Marick, who is heading into eighth grade, said “screw it” and bombed away from 5 feet behind the 3-point line before Westbrook knew what happened. The ball splashed through the hoop, and the place went nuts.
As if coming so close to the NBA Finals before losing it all wasn’t bad enough for Westbrook, now the spirit of Curry is showing up in small children to haunt Westbrook’s dreams forever.