Why do you say that?
Watch him play. You can focus ... on the 1 percent you think you'd like to see changed, or you can focus in on, “This guy is an incredible basketball player.” You just look at him across the numbers and how he impacts winning, and this guy is a big-time winner. I don't think any point guard in basketball has played better than him this year.
So, why do you think there are those people who want to focus on that 1 percent, as you say, about Westbrook's game?
To ignore the facts? I don't know. I think it's the same with LeBron James. Not the level, but people for whatever reason when they get a perception in their head, they stick with that despite the truth. So, to me when you look at Westbrook, first of all he's there every game. I don't know if it's because (naysayers) think he should get the ball more, but man, Durant leads the league in scoring. He's got the ball enough. If they didn't have a guy like Westbrook scoring, that starting lineup that they play wouldn't work. They don't have a lot of firepower in that starting lineup. I don't understand (why people target Westbrook). People are talking about what he needs to do as a point guard. The guy never did it until he was a pro. That'd be like in professional football being a running back, and then them saying, “All right, you're a quarterback. Have no hiccups along the way.” I find it foolish.