The Suns are in the midst of a tense first-round series against the Clippers, but that doesn't mean ,
Phoenix's coaches and players don't recognize what Russell Westbrook brings to the table.
Westbrook scored 37 points on 17-of-29 shooting in Los Angeles' 112-100 loss to Phoenix on Saturday
Despite the absence of Paul George and Kawhi Leonard. The former MVP also fought on defense, taking on whatever assignment that came his way.
Suns coach Monty Williams told reporters during his postgame media availability that he has never understood why Westbrook is such a polarizing player.
"Someone is always going to find something they don't like about you," Durant stated. "Russ has been strong his entire life
" He arrives to work, says nothing, and just comes to hoop. People will be honest about how they feel about his playing when he retires.
Right now, it's the most enjoyable thing to do — [they] make a joke about Russ. The way he's been playing since joining the Clippers has revealed who he truly is."