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Something Seems a Little Off About the New Russell Westbrook Bobblehead

Something Seems a Little Off About the New Russell Westbrook Bobblehead

Russell Westbrook averaged a triple-double en route to securing the NBA MVP award, so it only follows that he get a commemorative bobblehead — or in this case, a pair of bobbleheads.


The first bobblehead (which retails for a cool $40)  features a triple-double counter. The other, which features Russ in a trio of Thunder uniforms, sells for $70.

Although I am a sucker for kitsch and enjoy the novelty of a triple-double counter, I can’t get past the fact that the face looks nothing like Russ.

Let’s compare. This:

Awe, he’s smiling.

To this:

[flails arms, spilling coffee] BY GOD WHAT IS THAT

I wasn’t exaggerating earlier when I said that I love kitsch, and I enjoy the sense of sentimentality that comes along with sports memorabilia. (There’s an O.J. Simpson joke here somewhere — I’ll let you fill in the gaps.)

But that’s no way to treat the MVP. They could have at least given him the gap-tooth Thunder fans have come to know and love.

Especially for $40+.

I can’t be the only one who thinks this bobblehead caricature is painfully off-base. If you agree, tweet and follow me: @mattravis.

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