Who would have thunk it? Charlie Villanueva may not be all that good at basketball, but he's a master manipulator! As if forcing Russy to blow a gasket by strategically placing himself within the 20 foot radius that he and Cameron Payne need to complete their obnoxiously long dance routine wasn't enough? Now he's causing a rift between dance partners?!? Bet Westbrook wishes he chose his words more carefully. Making derogatory statements about players that don't play when the guy he spends a half hour prancing around with also doesn't play? If standing around breaking up dance recitals is for guys that ride the pine, then participating in them is most definitely not for guys that ride the pine.
I have seen 'Silver Linings Playbook', and third party interference is the quickest way to make a two person partnership implode. If we learned anything from Game 2 it's that all it takes to knock Russell Westbrook off his game is to throw off his pregame choreography. Nothing convolutes a couple's chemistry like one party's implication that they are more important than the other. Pretty sure that's how every band of all time has ended up going their separate ways. Charlie Villanueva just made Cameron Payne feel inferior and basically dropped a Mento in the Thunder's two liter Cola. He essentially soaked a stick of dynamite in lighter fluid and left it within spitting distance of the Thunder's open flame. Stand back because this could get ugly. A little passive aggression can go a long way. Not saying the Mavericks are going to win the series, but look for Cameron Payne's dab to be a little less enthusiastic tonight. Don't be surprised when his whip doesn't perfectly compliment his nay-nay. It might take some time, but these two are going to end up going the way of Sonny and Cher. A divorce is basically imminent, and the rest of their "family" will eventually feel the effects. Charlie Villanueva just home wrecked the Thunder's championship aspirations as far as I'm concerned.