Russell Westbrook hilariously thought he was the last pick in the All-Star draft

Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Russell Westbrook torched the Washington Wizards for 46 points on Thursday night as he led his team to a 121-112 win.

The reigning MVP was playing with an aggressive edge and shot an efficient 19-of-29 from the field, which included 21 points in the fourth quarter.

Westbrook always plays with a ferocious style but he appeared to have a particular chip on his shoulder on this occasion and it was revealed why after the game.

The point guard went into the contest thinking that he had been chosen last by LeBron James in the All-Star draft as the teams for the showpiece event were revealed earlier in the night.

When asked about his thoughts on being picked by James, Russ began by giving a fairly routine answer.

“That’s cool, man, that’s good, man, they finally got the teams figured out,” he said, per ESPN’s Royce Young.

But from his nearby locker, Carmelo Anthony immediately yelled out, “Tell ’em how you really feel!”

In reference to a list LeBron tweeted out, Westbrook went on to say: “But I see I was the last pick on the list — I was just trying to figure out how …”

However, he was quickly instructed by reporters that the list was put out in alphabetical order which produced a hilarious reaction from the nine-time All-Star as he shouted back at Carmelo.

“See, I told you, man! Alphabetical order, man! Of course I was first!” Westbrook said laughing. “Of course! What you talking about?”

The explosive guard is certainly one player who takes slights personally and look to prove a point. It worked out perfectly for OKC as he went out and put on a show.

“It was just alphabetical, it was alphabetical,” Paul George said. “LeBron loves Russ, so I doubt he’d pick Russ last.”

Westbrook inspired the Thunder to a sixth straight win and was in dominant mood all night as he continuously made big plays.

Both Melo (13 points on 4-of-11 shooting) and George (19 points on 6-of-19) struggled shooting the ball so they needed their leader to step up and will them to victory on the night and he duly took over.

“I just read the game, honestly,” Westbrook said. “Like always, I read the game. If it’s time for me to take over, that’s what I’ll do.”

Wizards head coach Scott Brooks knows all about his abilities after coaching him in Oklahoma City for many years and had nothing but praise for his former star.

“He’s one of the best players in the league,” said Brooks. “And it’s going to be like that for the next number of years.”

The Thunder have clicked into gear and have found a way to get their big three playing well together. They have gone 20-8 since the start of December and are 15-0 with their normal starting five in the lineup over that stretch.

With Westbrook rediscovering his MVP form, OKC is finally looking like the legitimate threat that many predicted at the start of the campaign.

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