Russell Westbrook Shades Marcus Smart During Interview

Russell Westbrook, Marcus Smart

Russell Westbrook Shades Marcus Smart During Interview

NBA superstar scoffs at notion that Celtics guard can hang with him.

Published November 16, 2015

Russell Westbrook has a knack for delivering classic soundbites when he's annoyed.

After his Oklahoma City Thunder fell to the Boston Celtics, 100-85, on Sunday night, Westbrook obliterated a reporter's notion that Celtics point guard Marcus Smart can match up to him.

Westbrook didn't hold back when a reporter asked him if Smart can “physically can sort of match up with you, to some degree,” and “aas there anything special about the way he played tonight?”

“Uh, no. I don’t agree with you, but no," Westbrook said without any hesitation. "He had a good game…82 games. I do this. Don’t get it twisted.”

When the reporter tried to re-position his thoughts, Westbrook cut him off.

“Don’t get it twisted…We’ll see him again.”

Smart had a team-high 26 points and seemed play good defense against Westbrook during sequences of the game. Still, Westbrook finished with 27 points on poor 5-of-20 shooting night.

Westbrook will face Smart again on March 16.

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(Photo: J Pat Carter/Getty Images)

Written by Mark Lelinwalla


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