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February 15, 2013

Russell Westbrook


Q. テつWho do you have for the contest tomorrow?

Q.テつ The Dunk Contest?
RUSSELL WESTBROOK:テつ I'm going to go with Ken.

Q.テつ Why so?
RUSSELL WESTBROOK:テつ Because I worked out with Kenneth before.テつ And I saw him do some amazing stuff, actually.

Q.テつ This season so far has been the best of your career.テつ Lots of changes on your team.テつ How do you see the season going from here?
RUSSELL WESTBROOK:テつ Hopefully up.テつ Hopefully we can get better and hopefully we can get back to where we were last year.

Q.テつ You brought in Martin, what does that do for your team?
RUSSELL WESTBROOK:テつ Different players.テつ They bring different things to the table.

Q.テつ You played Miami last night.テつ You guarded LeBron James.テつ How was that?
RUSSELL WESTBROOK:テつ I mean, you know, it's a tough match‑up.テつ You've got to do what you have to win.

Q.テつ What do you need to improve on?
RUSSELL WESTBROOK:テつ Just take one day at a time.

Q.テつ Michael Jordan's 50th birthday this weekend.テつ What's one thing you're confident you could beat MJ at?
RUSSELL WESTBROOK:テつ I don't know.テつ I don't know.

Q.テつ What are you good at?
RUSSELL WESTBROOK:テつ I feel like I'm good at a lot of stuff, but MJ was also good at things, too.テつ That's a good question.

Q.テつ Lent was on Wednesday.テつ What would be the most difficult thing for you to give up for 40 straight days?

Q.テつ Driving them, collecting them?

Q.テつ Don't want to take public transit?テつ What is the best experience you get out of this weekend?
RUSSELL WESTBROOK:テつ Just enjoying, having fun.テつ I think it's a time to get a little break, a time to kind of relax a little bit.テつ It's a good time.

Q.テつ Russell, how different do you think the Thunder are without Harden and the particular skills he brought to you guys?
RUSSELL WESTBROOK:テつ It's different.テつ I think we're in a good position as a team right now.テつ Probably the same position we were in last year at this point.テつ So we're just trying to keep it going.

Q.テつ Has your role changed?
RUSSELL WESTBROOK:テつ No, not really.テつ Just get better.テつ We're older.テつ The guys around our team has gotten better, so that's big.

Q.テつ What do you think about the season James is having this season?
RUSSELL WESTBROOK:テつ He's a great player.テつ He can compete with the best of them.テつ He made the best decision for him and he's doing great for Houston and their organization.

Q.テつ Does it mean anything to have this stretch of three in a row for you?
RUSSELL WESTBROOK:テつ Definitely it's great.テつ You can never take it for granted.テつ You never know, someday you may not make it, someday your teammates or coaches put you in a position to come here, so it's great.

Q.テつ How would you describe James Harden's beard?
RUSSELL WESTBROOK:テつ His beard is steady, but his game has gotten better.

Q.テつ How long would it take you to grow James Harden's beard?
RUSSELL WESTBROOK:テつ I have never shaved a day in my life.

Q.テつ Really?
RUSSELL WESTBROOK:テつ Whenever that starts up, then (laughter).

Q.テつ This falls on Valentine's weekend, "Love and Basketball," you're familiar well the movie, what's your thoughts of that?
RUSSELL WESTBROOK:テつ It's a great movie.テつ It's a great reference for a lot of people that play basketball.

Q.テつ Who would be in the movie with you?
RUSSELL WESTBROOK:テつ My girlfriend.テつ She played basketball.

Q.テつ Good answer.テつ Who would do the soundtrack for your Love and Basketball movie?
RUSSELL WESTBROOK:テつ I don't know.テつ Maybe ‑‑ I don't know.

Q.テつ R & B singer?
RUSSELL WESTBROOK:テつ Katy Perry, maybe.

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