Russell Westbrook
Is Russell Westbrook the most delusional player in the NBA? (Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Russell Westbrook may have won the MVP award a year ago, but apparently, he still has no understanding how the NBA works. While the 2018 free agency period is still months away, Westbrook should conceivably have the inside track to pitch teammate Paul George on the idea of staying with the Thunder past this season. Westbrook, delusional as always, told reporters that he won’t recruit Paul George. He has a different idea in mind.

“No. Sales pitch is gonna be when we win a championship,” Westbrook said via Fred Katz. “Beat that pitch.”

You would think that after getting your heart broken on two separate occasions, Westbrook would learn his lesson. After losing James Harden and Kevin Durant, the Thunder cannot afford to lose another superstar. Clearly, Westbrook considers the Thunder contenders to win a title despite the fact they only sit three games over .500 (20-17). The Thunder have been worse than many pundits predicted but that really shouldn’t surprise anyone. If you haven’t noticed, Victor Oladipo, Domantas Sabonis, and Enes Kanter have thrived since leaving Oklahoma City……..

Much of the Paul George hoopla came about because the Thunder will travel to Los Angeles to take on the Lakers. Magic Johnson and the rest of the Laker organization plan on pulling out all the stops to impress George including putting his parent’s courtside. Magic Johnson has made no secret that he wants George and was implicated by the league office for tampering with George. Who do you really trust to land George this summer?

George expressed a desire to play for his native Los Angeles Lakers this summer when he requested a trade from the Pacers. George, of course, played his collegiate ball at Fresno State. Indiana dealt George to OKC but there’s no question the Lakers remain at play for his services following the 2017-2018 season. The real question on hand will be whether George will be willing to play for a rebuilding Laker team that enters Wednesday at 11-25.