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The OKC Thunder went 1-1 against European teams last week in preseason action, which included a game in which they allowed 142 points against Real Madrid. Guard Russell Westbrook had a lot of praise for the European style of play, stating that “their offenses are 10 times better than NBA offense”. Over the years, Kobe Bryant has echoed these statements, describing how Euro players are a lot more skilled than Americans.
“I think one thing people don’t realize is guarding teams in Europe,” Russell Westbrook prefaced. “Their offenses are 10 times better than NBA offense just because they move around a lot. A lot of movement and not as much talent so they have to do different things to be able to score the basketball.”
Thought this quote from Russell Westbrook about how offenses in Europe "are 10 times better than NBA offense" was interesting: pic.twitter.com/Ryspbd7LCC
— Fred Katz (@FredKatz) October 8, 2016