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It's a bird...it's a plane...it's...Russell Westbrook and his monster jam
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It’s a bird…it’s a plane…it’s…Russell Westbrook and his monster jam

Oklahoma City guard Russell Westbrook threw down a superhuman dunk against the Philadelphia 76ers Wednesday.

Westbrook also wore a clear plastic mask due to recovery from surgery on a fractured zygomatic arch suffered when he took a knee to the head.

Between the mask and the flush, Westbrook seems to be morphing into a comic book character — and a legendary one, at that.

He finished the transcendent performance with 49 points, 16 rebounds and 10 assists, and in doing so, became the first player since Michael Jordan (1988-89) with four straight triple-doubles (Jordan had seven).

Oh yeah, the Thunder beat Philadelphia 123-118 in overtime.

The heroic smash may not have been the dunk we needed, but the dunk we deserved. Or at least, one we thought was really, really cool.