Dear Russell Westbrook,
I have a confession to make. Sometimes I really doubt you guys, Sometimes I feel the Brow and Mini-Bron are too much to handle. Sometimes I feel you wonít make the playoffs in the West and you wonít win the 8th seed. Then I remember the Thunder have God on their side. You, the WestGOD
This isnít news to you, Russell, but youíre amazing. You currently lead the league in 30/10 games this season. You just set a Thunder record for most assists in a game with 17. You are the 2nd player in NBA history to have at least 20 points, 15 assists, 5 rebounds in under 30 minutes after Magic Johnson
. You are carrying the team while the reigning MVP is out. You are 4-1 in the last five games without Durant. You are learning to take over without him. You are a key cog that the other two teams in the race for the 8th do not have. You are a second star player. The Thunder have you and Durant. The Pelicans only have Davis. The Suns have maybe Bledsoe. You are incredibly key in this race for the 8th. Every game matters. With Durant and Davis both missing at least another week of games, itíll be up to you to keep the team afloat. And you can do that. The Davis-less Pelicans have no one that can do that. The Suns are trying to put together a puzzle of players that we donít know if they will fit together. Itís a very inopportune time to disrupt the chemistry of the starting lineup. Fortunately your GM didnít do that.
You know whatís also amazing. In the same time that you could watch an episode of The 100, your owner and GM turned your bench from a liability to a strength. As you know, Reggie Jackson was a cancer to the locker room. You said it yourself: "
We have a chance of winning a championship and if Reggie is not here we still have a chance of winning a championship."
Even KD said:
"We felt like everybody wanted to be here except for one guy." 
So getting rid of your bench scorer may be a bigger benefit than meets the eye. Take a look at the three point shooting of Jackson compared to your new PG and SG from Detroit:
Jackson was significantly worse
at shooting threes this year. But not only did you replace him with a better shooter, your GM replaced him with TWO shooters. Then your team added Enes Kanter to the fold, another solid offensive weapon. Sure Kanter may not be the defensive center, but thatís not what you needed with Steven Adams on the team. You guys needed an offensive center, and thatís what you got. Center and bench may have been the biggest Thunder weaknesses. Now both are fixed. Phoenix broke up their team and New Orleans made a horizontal trade at best. The best part, the Thunder only lost the Cancer and Perkins, the 3rd worst player in points per play this season. What a win.
So Russell, we have seen that you are amazing, your bench and center position are now much better, and the team chemistry is much better now that the Cancer is gone. Nothing can stand in your way of the 8th seed. Certainly not the Pelicans or the Suns. The first thing doubters will bring up is Kevinís foot. Heíll be gone at least a week. But weíve already covered that you have been learning to play without him. You now have a new offensive weapon to step up as the third option after Ibaka. You guys can handle Kevinís absence. When he comes back, you guys will be near unstoppable. The Suns right now have ruined everything. They traded Dragic, Thomas, and Plumlee. Dragic a key starter and Thomas a sixth man. Whatíd they get for that? Brandon Knight. Knight has been solid this season, but heís not gonna replace the production of both Dragic and Thomas. Then thereís still the problem of having to learn how to play with a ball dominant PG like Bledsoe. Thatís not an easy transition when every game matters. The Pelicans are going to be without Davis for 1-2 weeks at least, Holiday for 3-4 more weeks, and Ryan Anderson will be gone for 2-4 weeks. They might as well start playing in a hospital at this point. Theyíre done.
So my dear, dreamy PointGOD
. Donít worry. You and the Thunder will make the playoffs. You guys are better than before, you can handle the Durant absence, and you are setting records. So go on Russell. Take the playoffs by storm. I know you will.
Your Secret Admirer