Russell Westbrook might not be a creative dunk-contest dunker, but if he were to enter the competition during All-Star weekend, he probably wouldn't have to be. Sometimes, it's just cooler to watch a player dunk with all of the power and ferocity he has.
It was smart of the Bobcats' big men to not get in the way. Nobody wants to get Mozgov'd or Perkins'd or Pekovic'd. Just make a cameo in the background of the poster; don't try to be a hero.