Tuesday, 31 May 2016

How in the world did Russell Westbrook make this catch and layup?

By Andrew LynchMay 30, 2016 at 10:15p ET

When Magic Johnson was still in the league, his teammates knew that they always had to keep their hands up for unexpected passes from any angle.

Now, Dion Waiters is no Magic -- so when he throws absurd passes, there's no way his Oklahoma City Thunder teammates are expecting them. Yet somehow, Russell Westbrook had the presence of mind to catch this Waiters pass whle moving at full speed, then get his feet set for a pretty layup at the rim:

The best part is Westbrook bending over backward to watch the ball go through the hoop. Just a ridiculous athlete admiring his handiwork, as the Thunder took a 48-42 lead into halftime of Game 7 against the Golden State Warriors.

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