Russell Westbrook has slammed Bucks coach, Jason Kidd, who compared the reigning MVP to former boxing champion and face-tattoo aficionado, Mike Tyson.
Kidd told ESPN on Wednesday of how Westbrook is similar to Iron Mike.
“When the jump ball [goes up], he is coming as Tyson did [in getting] off the stool. “When the bell rings, he’s coming for you. Whenever he’s on the floor, he plays at one speed, and that’s fast and hard.” High praise from one of the best point guards to step foot on the court. However, the intended compliment was not received as well as Kidd would have hoped.
When told of the comparisons, Westbrook spoke to Flack about his disappointment in Kidd’s comments. “It pitheth me off, to be honetht. “Jathon Kidd is a legend of the game, but he hath no right to thay anything like that. I don’t want to be the next Mike Tython. I am the firtht Ruthell Wethbrook. I don’t even know where the comarithons could come from”.
Last season, Westbrook was the first player to average a triple-double for a season since Oscar Robinson did in 1961-62.