Russell Westbrook’s Monstrous Dunk Nearly Destroys Backboard Camera [Watch]

Russell Westbrook continues to show why is he worthy of the highly coveted MVP award in a variety of ways. In addition to his outstanding stat line during last night’s game, he also nearly broke the backboard with an insane dunk.

Westbrook’s shot was not falling throughout the night, and perhaps his big dunk was a way of taking out his frustration. With the way he threw down on that particular dunk, we are lucky we didn’t see the whole backboard shatter into pieces, which has been known to happen in the past.

Ironically, the camera at the top of backboard had been experiencing a bit of technical difficulty during the game, but does that mean the glitch that occurred was a coincidence? We’d like to think that Westbrook was at least a contributing factor, if not the main cause.

Despite his lack of efficiency shooting the ball, the Oklahoma City Thunder star was still able to pile on the stats in a big way. He finished the game with 36 points, five rebounds, 10 assists, and five steals, and became the first person to achieve that feat since Baron Davis did it in 2005,  and one of only 12 players to do it in the history of the league.

Westbrook was just 8 for 26 from the field, but luckily he made up for it at the line, making 19 of 22. The one thing that sets Westbrook apart from other stars in the league is his ability to still dominate a game despite not playing at his highest level, and it certainly showed in the last game.

Russell Westbrook and the Thunder defeated the Boston Celtics 122-118 in a close game, and one that was a much-needed win for both teams as they are both chasing the final playoff spot in their respective conferences. The Thunder are currently a half of a game ahead the Pelicans, and sit at the eighth spot in the Western Conference.

Tell US: Was Russell Westbrook truly the cause of the camera’s problem, and is on his way to an MVP this year?

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