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

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Why Griffin’s depiction of Russ is most accurate

This is quite a different depiction than Cowherd’s, and it’s a far more accurate one considering how Griffin interacted with Russ on a regular basis throughout the season. But it’s not just Griffin who has had positive experiences with Russ, as Rockets GM Daryl Morey also offered a glowing assessment of the 2017 MVP.

But aside from that, we could also cite the work he does in the community, if we were trying to get an overall gauge on the 2017 MVP. Russ recently joined protesters in Compton to express his support for the Black Lives Matter movement in light of the racial inequality that’s plagued America for hundreds of years and especially of late.

Russ also donated laptops to the city of Houston during the COVID-19 crisis that has disrupted all of our lives and that has even bolstered in Houston for a second wave of late. We could even consider the things Westbrook’s teammates have had to say about him also, which would surely be an authentic representation, much like Griffin’s.

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Or we could simply acknowledge that Cowherd was unequivocally inaccurate in his personal assessment of the Houston Rockets star.