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Jason Kidd Calls Westbrook the ‘Mike Tyson’ of Basketball



Future Basketball Hall of Fame point guard Jason Kidd believes Russell Westbrook’s aggressiveness with the ball is comparable to a Hall of Famer in a different sport.

“He is the [Mike] Tyson of basketball,” Bucks head coach Kidd said of Westbrook prior to Oklahoma City Thunder’s 110-91 over Milwaukee. “When the jump ball [goes up], he is coming as Tyson did [in getting] off the stool. When the bell rings, he’s coming for you. Whenever he’s on the floor, he plays at one speed and that’s fast and hard. He’s a little different in that case that he’s probably the only [No.] 1, and then I would put [at] 1B in that same category John Wall. Just that speed of coming at you every time you’re on the floor. There is no kind of walking the ball up; they are coming at you and causing problems.”

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