Sadly, Rockets’ Russell Westbrook is still misunderstood by the national media

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Houston Rockets sideline reporter Cayleigh Griffin shares a moment with Russell Westbrook #0 of the Houston Rockets (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images) /

Rockets reporter Cayleigh Griffin shares positive encounters with Westbrook

But you don’t have to take my word for it, just listen to Rockets sideline reporter Cayleigh Griffin, who joined Rockets Wire’s Ben Dubose at the start of the NBA hiatus.

Griffin’s interview with Dubose covered several angles, including her first year with the Houston Rockets and her more than positive encounters with Russ.

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“I’ve had some really great walk-off [interviews] with Russell Westbrook this year. Russ has given me some pretty funny moments.

Hearing from people around the league, they were like ‘Oh Russ, you know’ and I think the impression that people get is him on the court and what you see from him. And he is a totally different person, he just turns it on for those 48 minutes. What surprises me the most is that Russell Westbrook has been one of the easiest to work with.

From my standpoint, when I need him to do something, he’s always great with me and he’s been fantastic. When we talk almost immediately after the game, it’s like we see a totally different person. I actually don’t think I’ve gotten a moment with Russ post-game where he has been anything but great to be honest.”

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