The injury to Russell Westbrook has blown the west wide open. The Thunder appeared to be the favorite with its Westbrook-Kevin Durant tandem, though no longer have the edge on the teams out west. Durant recently told Sports Illustrated he was tired of being second and wasn't accepting it any longer. Durant, welcome to the world of Charles Barkley, Karl Malone, Reggie Miller and every other all-star who played in the "Jordan" era. Because you are unfortunately playing in the "LeBron" era, which leaves your ceiling at just that, second best.