LeBron James threw some shade on Stephen Curry's MVP win last week, scrutinizing the "valuable" part of his award.
Curry returned fire, saying he has gotten really good at ignoring people.
Days later and it's Russell Westbrook's turn.
Before his Oklahoma City Thunder faced Curry's Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals on Monday night in Oakland, Westbrook had some words for the back-to-back MVP — basically letting the press know that he's not as special as they make him out to be.
"He's a shooter," Westbrook said, as reported by The Oklahoman. "He's not nothing I haven't seen. Him, [Damian] Lillard, guys like that can shoot the basketball from four or five feet behind three."
Where's the respek, Russ?
Peep his full comments here.
Not anything you haven't seen? Russ, the man hit an NBA-record 402 three-pointers this season. If that isn't out of this world, what is?
We guess it's open season on Steph out here. But why? Is it winning the first-ever unanimous MVP or are players simply tired of him being the NBA superstar darling of the press? Whatever it is, King James hit him with some slick talk and now Russ is following suit.
Let's give Westbrook some credit, though. He backed up his shade, dropping 27 points, dishing 12 assists and swiping seven steals while helping to force Curry into seven turnovers, leading the Thunder to a 108-102 Game 1 road win over the Warriors.
Hey, maybe Russ knows exactly what's he doing out here.
Let's see if he keeps the shade coming heading into Game 2 in Oakland on Wednesday night.
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