October 20, 2010 BY John Kim
The Mailman delivers. The Reignman will throw down on you all day. The Glove will lock you down. The 90’s featured some of the greatest and most memorable NBA nicknames (anyone remember Upper Deck’s ‘Famous Nicknames’ insert from ’93-’94?), immortalizing the elite players as superhuman beings on the court. Oklahoma City Thunder point-guard Russell Westbrook recently picked up the moniker ‘Why Not?’ during a snap interview, and although the name apparently came out of nowhere, it seems fitting for the high-flying speedster. Take that three? Why not. No-look pass to the Durantula? Why not. Attempt a dunk from two steps in front of the free-throw line over Pau Gasol during the Playoffs? WHY THE HELL NOT.
Westbrook surely fits the mold of the do-it-all point guard like Jason Kidd because he can score, dish, and ‘bound with the best of ’em, and Mr. Why Not should do so while wearing this Nike Zoom Hyperfuse PE, featuring his brand new Why Not? PE logo on the ankle collar of the shoe on a colorway matching the OKC Thunder blue and orange.. Take a look at the detailed gallery after the jump and let us know what you think of Russell’s new nickname, and check out the video interview in which he creates his new alter ego!