Arguably the greatest basketball player ever, Michael Jordan, has given the current Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook probably the best compliment a basketball player could get.
Jordan compared Westbrook…to himself.
“Thirty years ago, that’s me,” Michael Jordan said of Westbrook, according to Complex. “The attitude, trying to prove myself, showing so much passion for the game of basketball. You see it in his play. You can tell he loves the game, he plays with energy and flair.”
Westbrook reportedly was out of words after such high praise from Jordan.
“That’s crazy,” said Westbrook. “I really don’t know what to say. To have the best player who ever played the game to say that about you as a player and as a person is something that is going to keep me striving.”
Westbrook was central to a short film promoting the Air Jordan XXX1 – of which he’s the main endorser.
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