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Westbrook's 'next question' antics soon to turn into next season for Thunder

It’s become a postgame ritual for the face of the franchise.

Russell Westbrook’s standoff with well-respected columnist Berry Tramel of The Oklahoman has gone on long enough, and now, with the Oklahoma City Thunder on the brink of elimination heading into tonight’s Game 3 against the Portland Trail Blazers, the star point guard and former NBA MVP must be aware his childish ‘next question’ remarks will soon mean ‘next season’ for the Thunder.

After committing six turnovers and shooting an abysmal 5 of 20 from the floor in OKC’s 114-94 Game 2 loss Tuesday, Westbrook again turned to his “next question” answer when Tramel asked him a fair question, regarding what the Thunder didn’t get around to doing in the final two and a half quarters that they did to build an early double-digit lead.

Not making eye contact whatsoever during the question, Westbrook continued to stretch his hand, donned in black kinesiology tape, before finally saying, “Next question.”

Seconds later, another reporter asked Russ what the team’s mindset is going back to OKC. Immediately, Westbrook made eye contact and answered.

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