​Former teammates ​Russell Westbrook and James Harden are facing off in Houston Christmas Day, leaving many of us to think 'what if'. Nonetheless, Westbrook is getting the best of Harden thus far, as Russ went all-out defensively to reject last year's MVP at the rim.

Nobody's out here claiming Westbrook can't be a tremendous defensive talent, but his effort should be questioned at times. Russ is often seen reaching for steal attempts in hopes of padding his stats. Still, it works out more than not for the ​Thunder star.