“There was a stretch where Russell Westbrook was the greatest player on the planet!”: Jazz Owner Dwyane Wade was once in awe of the Laker star

Anujit Vijayakumar
|Published October 09, 2022

Russell Westbrook, albeit, on a declining landscape now, was once the best player on either end of the floor, as per Dwayne Wade!

The 2022 version of Russell Westbrook, is undeniably, a diminished version of the nine-time NBA ‘All-Star’. Yet, his accolades and achievements should not go unnoticed.

Utah Jazz owner, and Miami Heat legend,  Dwayne Wade, shared his genuine insights on Westbrook during the NBA 75’s stories. Suffice it to say, the three-time NBA champion was blown away by ‘Brodie’.

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Wade stated-

I don’t know another player like Westbrook. There was a stretch were Russell Westbrook was the greatest player on the planet hands down, both sides of the floor

Despite heavy criticism over the past couple of years, it would be an insult to Westbrook, to write off his great accomplishments over the past decade.

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Westbrook in his prime was a breathtaking sight!

In the period ranging from 2014-2020, beyond a shadow of a doubt, Westbrook was one of the greatest players to step foot on the hardwood. The productivity of the 33-year-old was off the charts. His greatest campaign was record-breaking and history-making.

In 2017, Westbrook claimed, what was deemed an unbreakable record, when he became the first player since Oscar Robertson to average a triple-double. In addition, he broke Robertson’s long-standing record of most ‘triple-doubles‘ in a season, when ‘Brodie’ recorded 42.

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A formidable and stupendous feat that earned him the laurels of Most Valuable Player. A sublime campaign, by one of the greatest point guards to grace an NBA floor.

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Russell Westbrook and the Los Angels Lakers’ upcoming campaign!

In spite of a lackluster start, any franchise, which possesses a healthy duo of LeBron James and Anthony Davis, will, for all their flaws, be a championship-contending team. Although, a poor first season with the Los Angeles Lakers, we might just be in to witness a redemption season from ‘Brodie’.

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With a newly renowned strategy, that has seen the influx of numerous young talent to revitalize and rejuvenate their roster, the Lakers will certainly be hoping to make the ‘Western Conference Finals’ this upcoming campaign.

What do you think? Will Westbrook get back to his form from his glory days? Or will he falter?

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Anujit Vijayakumar

Anujit Vijayakumar

Anujit Vijayakumar is an NBA and Combat Sports writer at The SportsRush. An avid sports enthusiast, Anujit has been involved in the NBA and Combat Sports spectrum for over five years. Having joined The SportsRush in 2022, Anujit has been an integral member of both the basketball and combat sports community. He has published over 200 articles for NBA and over 150 articles for MMA primarily since his tenure began as a content writer.

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