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Jason Kidd compares Westbrook to Mike Tyson.

Before Tuesday's Bucks versus Thunder action, Bucks head coach Jason Kidd referred to the reigning MVP as the Mike Tyson of basketball.


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Jason Kidd offered up high praise for the reigning MVP, Russell Westbrook, before Tuesday's matchup with the Thunder. Kidd was referencing Westbrook's high energy style of play that is punishing against those who get in the way. Last season, Westbrook made NBA history averaging a triple-double with 31.6 PPG, 10.7 RPG, and 10.4 APG. Kidd, a former All-Star himself, said that the only guard in the league that he could see keeping up with Westbrook would be the Wizards John Wall.

He is the [Mike] Tyson of basketball. When the jump ball [goes up], he is coming as Tyson did [in getting] off the stool. When the bell rings, he's coming for you. Whenever he's on the floor, he plays at one speed, and that's fast and hard.

Jason Kidd
Head Coach, Milwaukee Bucks

After adding both Carmelo Anthony and Paul George this off-season the Thunder have gotten off to a sluggish 3-3 start this season. However, the trio has now won two games in a row for the first time the season and it appears as if they chemistry is slowly starting to improve. Although Westbrook's points are down, he is on pace to have career numbers in assists.

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