Don’t get me wrong, I love Russell Westbrook’s game. He was the unofficial winner of the All Star Weekend dunk contest for his performance in the All Star Game. He might be the most athletic player in the NBA today, and although they lost, I still like OKC to take the Spurs to the brink. But I do have one specific problem with Russell Westbrook. Not so long ago, I thought the most ridiculous thing he ever did was wear a red hoodie and backpack to a business negotiation during the lockout.
Had the nerve to stand right upfront too.
But now, he’s taken it too far. When I saw him rock the fish lure shirt a few weeks ago, I thought it was funny, but now I realize he might never stop.
That joint was just the start. The best thing about this shirt is the homey MRod bought it and rocked it unironically. I thought this was a single shot, but Westbrook apparently has a closet full of nautical themed shirts. After that one, he went with the “post paintball session” shirt.
I think the Fresh Prince rocked that one in the episode when he gets trapped in the basement. Then Westbrook broke out the compass shirt.
That one was actually subdued, all things considered. There is one thing Russell Westbrook didn’t think about though. So far the Thunder has only lost two games. When you win, these shirts are hilarious. When you lose, you just look like a clown. He should have two piles of shirts. First, a winners shirt for when things are going well. And another stack of shirts for when they lose. He should go with a basic white button up just to make sure he is fully in the clear. Otherwise, it ends up like tonight.
Nothing worse than talking about why you lost while you are dressed like an actual clown. You can’t even salvage any dignity. There is no way to go hard in a shirt like that. But everyone knows about these shirts. It wouldn’t be UvT if we didn’t have something exclusive. We’ve already got the inside track on what Russell Westbrook plans on wearing if the Thunder make it to the finals. He’s got something really special planned. He calls it shirts vs. blouses.
There were only so many places he could go to push this farther. He painted himself into the corner and this is his only way out.
So Russell Westbrook, I’m gonna tell you since no one else will. You look ridiculous. Men don’t dress like that. We don’t have to. We’ve got centuries of great options. You’re boy Kevin Durant figured it out. There is no reason you can’t too.
Russell Westbrook…Man Up!