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Charles Barkley shares why he feels bad for Russell Westbrook after the All-Star and former MVP got traded from the OKC Thunder to the Clutch City.

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Sir Charles is without a doubt one of the best NBA players that never won a championship. He's always in the conversation about the most dominant forwards in league history. Likewise, Russ, the triple-double machine, one of the best offensive players in the game, an absolute killer on the court, yet ringless.

Nobody questions how extremely versatile and elite of a player Russell Westbrook is. However, he is coming into his 12th season and is not getting any younger. He has about five more quality years to prove himself, tops. I genuinely hope him, and Harden will be a good fit and that we'll get an even better glimpse of the former MVPs in action.

Something that is rarely talked about is the unbelievable attitude and will power of one Russell Westbrook. I've come to notice that people are starting to take that for granted as if that kind of energy s normal. Let's be clear; the amount of energy that Russ puts into each in every game unparallel. We can talk about his inconsistency on the offensive end of the floor, but you can never question his effort and determination to win.

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I really feel sad for Russell Westbrook. This kid gives 150% every single game, and all he does is get criticized... Is he the perfect basketball player, no. But that guy gives maximum effort every single night. And as an old player and a fan, I'm going to always admire that man.

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