'The Misunderstood Genius of Russell Westbrook'
The New York Times Magazine looks at Russell Westbrook's improbable season and his changing status in the eyes of Thunder fans.
In Philadelphia, before the first game of the N.B.A. season, Russell Westbrook worked through his warm-up routine. He was loose and laughing but - as always - precise. Westbrook's internal clock had driven him to be the first player out on the court, a full three hours before tipoff, and he was performing his routine in front of a largely empty arena.