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Wizards’ Russell Westbrook won’t survive in Europe, suggests ex-Celtics center Dino Radja

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Russell Westbrook of the Washington Wizards is either criticized or loved by fans in the NBA community for his play on the court. While speaking about the possibility of certain players having success overseas, ex-NBA player Dino Radja uttered that Westbrook is a player who would struggle overseas.

Radja, a native of Croatia, played with the Boston Celtics from 1993-1997. During the 1990s, an influx of international players entered the NBA and it became more popular for players to play overseas if they weren’t in the NBA.

Over the years, there are more NBA players who make the decision to play overseas in the latter portion of their careers or if they are attempting to revive their career. While it’s unlikely Westbrook ever makes the move to play in Europe, Radja doesn’t believe he’d have success overseas.

Fans of basketball sometimes criticize Westbrook’s style of play on the court, which involves him playing hero ball at times. Westbrook has also been condemned for his shot selection since he’s never been an efficient shooter throughout his career.

Despite the weaknesses that Westbrook has, he’s still a talented player that would excel at any level of basketball. When you’re able to win the MVP award in the NBA, it’s tough to say that player wouldn’t have success on the court overseas.

The veteran point guard is currently recording 21.8 points, 9.6 rebounds, and 10.2 assists per game as the Wizards are attempting to make a late-season surge to make the playoffs. While Radja isn’t a fan of Westbrook, the confident point guard probably wouldn’t have much to say about Radja’s comments about his lack of success if he were to play in Europe.