Westbrook can get into bully mode when it wants to, but is he really the NBA’s version of the “Baddest Man on The Planet”?
Bucks head coach and former NBA great loves Westbrook’s full throttle game and recently compared the Thunder star point guard to the former Heavyweight champion of the world per Nick Friedell of ESPN.com.
“He is the [Mike] Tyson of basketball,” Kidd said before his team’s game against the Thunder on Tuesday, per Nick Friedell of ESPN.com. “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.”
It’s a fitting comparison from that perspective, and Westbrook rarely does stop attacking on the offensive end.
Westbrook is continuing the domination from his MVP season — averaging 20.8 points, 12.2 assists and 9.8 rebounds per through the first six games of the season.