LeBron and Carmelo just couldn't help themselves.
Oklahoma City point guard and probable Terminator Russell Westbrook takes basketball very seriously. This we learned last season when he single-handedly carried the Thunder for a good stretch of the season while teammate Kevin Durant sat out with a broken foot.
So when he screws up in practice, it's pretty amusing. Especially if you're not afraid to laugh at him—a lofty status held by USA Basketball teammates LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony.
The goal of this drill was to score with two dribbles out of the post. Russ ... didn't quite get it, tossing the ball back for a re-post after burning his two bounces. He cracked a grin at his own expense before realizing that James and Anthony were dying of laughter behind him.
Today's lesson: we're all human on the basketball court sometimes. Even the robotic killing machines walking among us in disguise.
- Jeremy Woo