Ric Bucher Ranks Russell Westbrook Above Kevin Durant
I sit here in total disbelief as I watch Ric Bucher make a mockery of himself on live television. Bucher is currently constructing his “Top 7 NBA Players” list and somehow has managed to slip Russell Westbrook in there over Kevin Durant.
This list, from top to bottom, goes Kobe Bryant, Derrick Rose, Lebron James, Dwight Howard, Dwyane Wade, Dirk Nowitzki and Russell Westbrook. I don’t have many problems with the rest of this list. But for Bucher to claim Russell Westbrook is leading this team, opposed to Kevin Durant is completely insane. And I’m a huge Westrook fan, even more so that I am a Durant fan. But something has got to give here.
Durant is averaging 25.7 ppg, 7.2 rpg, 3.6 apg, 1 steal and 1 block, while shooting just around 50% from the field, 80% from the charity stripe and over 40% from beyond the arc. On the flip-side of that coin, Westbrook averages 18.8 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 5.3 apg, 1.6 spg and less than half a block, while shooting .433% from the field, .776 and an abysmal .174 from three-point land.
And just think, Bucher gets paid to be out of his mind!