Oklahoma City Thunder will tonight welcome back star point guard Russell Westbrook from a right knee injury that has seen him unavailable since Christmas Day.
The Thunder will be whole again for the first time since Westbrook underwent a surgery for a third time on his troublesome knee.
Led by Kevin Durant, Oklahoma have been outstanding in recent weeks on their way to comfortably leading the Western Conference and now having the NBA's best record.
If they can do this without Westbrook the whole league should probably hold their breathe and see what the Thunder can do with a full bill of health.
Before his injury, Westbrook was regarded as almost important a player as Durant, and in some peoples eyes he has been seen as more crucial to their fate.
This is why the prospect his return is scaring Miami Heat's LeBron James, who will meet tonight.
“You have to worry about one superstar and then you bring in another,” James said Tuesday night after scoring a season-high 42 points, his first 40-point venture of the season, in a win at Dallas.
“Is it a statement game?” James asked rhetorically. “It’s not a statement….we don’t need to make a statement. We want to continue to play at a high level like we have been playing.”