Seriously, we've been talking about this for weeks, if not months, the fact that Russell Westbrook is outlandishly athletic, unbelievably athletic and fast, and an incredible scorer. It's hard to put into words how effective he is at PG or wherever he is on the court.
Miami fans and East Coasters in general have largely scoffed at Westbrook's talents and potential impact. One or two PSDrs even sigged me because I suggested that Westbrook was almost "Jordan-esque" in some ways.
NOW, Miami got to see Westbrook for ONE GAME and we are getting this increasing avalanche of media "talk" about how "Something must be wrong with Wade. There's no injury report, and nobody is saying anything, but this just can't be happening. Something must be wrong with Wade."
Uh, here is what is wrong: Westbrook. And Miami is already looking like they're on the verge of getting swept. And guess what? You haven't even seen the full "Westbrook effect." He actually played very so-so in that game 1, was looking kind of tight and out of synch, and missed a lot of shots that usually go right in. Meanwhile, Battier and Chalmers were shooting like 8-8 on 3s in the first and second quarters, which I'm guessing is somewhat unusual.
This looks to me like Miami and the Big Three 100% healthy and at full strength, the ECF champions. Put up or shut up. I don't see any need for excuses. Ready or not, here it comes, Game 2.