Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook said that he doesn't necessarily put blinders on to remain unaware of the criticism that follows him around. He recently made a claim that he doesn't care about what is said about him, or so he said adamantly.
The Thunder star stated, "I've been blessed with the talent to not give a f---. And I don't, regardless of what happens."
The criticism raised since Westbrook has been one of the NBA's most polarizing players since he entered the league in 2008. He drew criticism mainly for his aggressive playing style, shot selection and cantankerous demeanor, among other things.
Westbrook, despite all the negatives, has managed to establish himself as one of the great players of all time -- and certainly one of the most unique, as a 6-foot-3 guard who is averaging a triple-double for the third consecutive season.
Westbrook said on the criticism, "It doesn't change the way I live, doesn't change the way I think. I have an unbelievable family, great friends, unbelievable life, unbelievable job, make a lot of money in my job. I'm extremely blessed, thankful, humble, haven't been in trouble, don't cause no problems. I'm perfectly fine. I'm living the best life. I can't complain one bit.
He say, she say, what somebody say about me, what they say about shooting, passing, dribbling -- I don't really care. Every year it's something. They gotta make up something about me. Which is fine. It's good. One thing I always know is, if they're not talking about you, then you're not doing something right."
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Aditya Sahay, a former cricket reporter/writer and statistician, has shifted gears to other sports (primarily badminton, tennis, kabaddi, hockey, golf etc). While cricket remains his first love, he enjoys covering and writing on kabaddi, hockey and tennis. He dons Germanys jersey during FIFA and believes Dhoni Dhoni hai, isko (aur) mauka mila toh bahut aage jayega