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Billy Donovan

Westbrook is ready to face Mexico City's altitude

Professional athletes playing in Mexico City are always aware of the invisible opponent that is the altitude. But not Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder.

The NBA MVP and the Thunder arrived on Wednesday night South of the Border to face the Brooklyn Nets in the NBA's 25th game in Mexico more concerned about dinner than the altitude.

"I don't know nothing about the altitude, to be honest, I just play," Westbrook said at the team's hotel in an upscale part of town. "If you are in shape then you are in shape and if you are not then you are not."

Sitting at 7,350 feet above sea level, Mexico's capital is at a far higher elevation than...

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