Russell Westbrook: Out of Bounds (Complex) - part 1
[Westbrook has] earned a reputation as the NBA’s reigning iconoclast. No matter what box you try to place him in, this natural-born non-conformist refuses to stay in it. “I take risks, but I don’t think of it that way,” he says with a smile that’s both charming and devilish.
Westbrook is called for a foul, earning a shove from Bryant; Westbrook shoves right back. After the two are separated, Bryant catches a technical foul. “I don’t mind talking,” Westbrook says afterwards, “but I don’t like nobody putting their hands on me.”
Story by Jian Deleon, photos by Kareem Black.
Great article and photos. Lots of quotables… going to be posting a couple more times from this article.