My 2 Cents: Thunder Needs To Put An End To Westbrook's Post Game Antics


Monday, April 22nd 2019, 11:17 pm
By: News 9, Kelly Ogle


I so enjoy Russell Westbrook's play on the court, but I so despise his behavior with the media.

The Oklahoman's Berry Tramel is one of the fairest columnists I've read over the years, but Westbrook apparently doesn't see it. He, more than anyone else, should.

Westbrook has been rude and dismissive of Tramel in the post-game locker room, and yet Tramel doesn't seem to be offended by it and continues to offer accurate objective analysis of Westbrook's play.

This goes back four years when, during a post-game media op, Tramel questioned Westbrook, who was giving short repetitive answers, if he was mad about something. Westbrook said it was because he didn't like Trammel.

Despite that very public personal insult, Tramel's coverage has been nothing but professional since then.

But Russell's misconceived grudge against a local newspaper reporter is now earning him criticism from NBA observers around the league and is diminishing his stature as an NBA superstar.

Shame too, because he is a rare talent. 

The Thunder brass should have nipped it in the bud the first time it happened, and it’s a mark against them that they've let it continue this long.   

Those reporters Russell treats as an annoyance fuel the fan interest in the game.    

I'm Kelly Ogle and that's My 2 Cents.   

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