Thunder coach Scott Brooks said Russell Westbrook will appreciate his NBA scoring title later in life.

By SI Wire
April 16, 2015

Oklahoma City Thunder coach Scott Brooks said Russell Westbrook will appreciate his NBA scoring title later in life, according to Anthony Slater of The Oklahoman.

Westbrook finished as the NBA's leading scorer for the 2014-15 season on Wednesday night with a 28.1 points per game average. The Thunder were eliminated from the playoff race on the same night, leading to Westbrook telling The Oklahoman after the game that the scoring title meant "s---."

"Forty years from now, when he's the most athletic grandpa, it'll be cool for him," said Brooks on Thursday.

Kevin Durant, who was sidelined since February due to a foot injury, called Westbrook's season "amazing" and said it "was so fun to watch."

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Westbrook and Durant both defended Brooks on Thursday amid reports that the coach is on the hot seat. 

[H/T FTW]

- Molly Geary

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