Refs will often let players get away with a travel on inbound plays – one, maybe two extra steps. But there’s no way in hell they are going to allow even a MVP candidate get away with taking six steps without dribbling the ball.
Midway through the third quarter of the Thunder’s loss to the Warriors on Wednesday, Westbrook picked up a six-step travel on his way to 10 turnovers and his 21st triple-double: 27 points, 15 rebounds and 13 assists. When asked if he “had his mind on other things” during a postgame interview, Westbrook just replied with, “Travel. Travel.”