Despite his size, a rolling Russell Westbrook is basically a freight train in the paint. Mitchell Robinson and the New York Knicks did not get the memo.
On this play, Russ built a full head of steam after receiving the inbound play on the opposite end of the court. Going full-speed, Russ crossed over to the right on Maurice Harkless and blew by him. With Mo trailing, the Brodie rose up and threw down a right-handed slam over the defending Mitchell Robinson. This lit up Madison Square Garden as well as the Houston Rockets bench, with the entire arena buzzing from the forceful jam.
The footwear of choice for this game was the Jordan Why Not Zer0.3. To better suit Westbrook’s game, the shoe sits lower to the ground for extra court feel. An articulated Zoom Air bag in the forefoot is the largest in the line, giving Russ extra bounce when running and landing. A first in the line is the TPU strap on the midfoot. This provides off-court appeal in addition to added lockdown.
The “Twins” colorway in lavender and jade green that Russ rocked in this game is currently unavailable.
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