Russell Westbrook

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Full Name Russell Westbrook
Age 31 Years Old
Nick Name Russell Westbrook
Gender Male
Famous As Basketball Player
Birth Date November 12th, 1988
Birth Place Long Beach, California

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Russell Westbrook III famed as Russell Westbrook is an American professional basketball player who plays for the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He plays in the Point Guard position and was selected by the Seattle SuperSonics with the fourth overall pick in the first round of 2008 NBA draft.  He was named the 2016-2017 NBA Most Valuable Player. He has represented the United States national team twice, winning gold medals in the 2010 FIBA World Championship and the 2012 Olympics. He has over 12.5 million followers on his Instagram. He is a very talented basketball player. 

Kevin Durant reality that haunts Russell Westbrook

Former teammates Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook’s postseason legacies have certainly headed in opposite directions. While Durant and the Warriors are gunning for their third consecutive NBA title, Westbrook and the Thunder were ousted for the third straight spring in the first round with Wednesday’s (AEST) thrilling 118-115 Game 5 loss to Portland. Damian Lillard put an exclamation point on a series in which he outplayed Westbrook with a 37-foot game-winner at the buzzer. Westbrook, 30, completed a third straight season by averaging a triple-double, including career bests of 11.1 rebounds per game and 10.7 assists per game, with the latter leading the NBA.

Damian Lillard explains why he waved goodbye to Russell Westbrook 

The Oklahoma City Thunder once again couldn't get out of the first round of the playoffs. That's been the story every year since Kevin Durant left. Damian Lillard ensured that the trend continued with an ice cold game-winner on Tuesday night. He had 50 points in the Blazers' Game 5 win, but the last three are what people are talking about, and for good reason. After he hit the shot to end the game and series, Dame looked across the court and waved goodbye to the Thunder. In his postgame press conference, Lillard explained why, highlighting that it was a response to how OKC's players acted after their only win. "The series was over, that was it," Lillard said. "I was just waving goodbye to 'em. After Game 3, Dennis Schroder was out there pointing to his wrist, they were out there doing all these celebrations and doing all this stuff and we kept our composure. At one point two years ago, Lillard was touting Westbrook as the league's MVP.  We are very, very far from that now. The rivalry between the two hit a new level in 2016 when Westbrook kicked a ball away from Lillard mid-game. His beef with Lillard has led to the rest of the Thunder, with Paul George actually criticizing Lillard's shot selection last night as Westbrook sat next to him.

Famous For

  • For being the most athletic and best all-around players in NBA history

Birth Facts, Early Life, Birthday, Family, Wiki, Siblings, Education, And More

On 12th November 1988, Russell Westbrook was born with the birth name of Russell Westbrook III  in Long Beach, California in the United States. At present, his age is 30 but his age will be 31 on his upcoming birthday in November as of 2019. He was born to a father, Russell Westbrook Jr., and a mother, Shannon Horton. He holds American nationality. His zodiac sign is Scorpio. He has a younger brother named Raynard Westbrook. He grew up in Hawthorne. His religion is Christian and his ethnicity is Mixed. Concerning his education, he attended Leuzinger High School. During his senior year at Leuzinger High School, he averaged 25.1 points, 8.7 rebounds, 3.1 steals, and 2.3 assists and helped lead them to a 25-4 record. He also recorded 14 double-doubles, scored 30 or more points on eight separate occasions, and registered a career-best 51 points at Carson in January 2006. He later enrolled at UCLA on a scholarship to play for the college team. 

Body Statistics (Height, Weight, Measurement, And More)

Russell Westbrook is a very cool basketball player with athletic body build. He stands at a height of 1.91 m i.e. 6 feet and 3 inches tall. He has a body weight of 200 lbs i.e. 91 kg. He has a chest size of 42.5 inches, biceps size of 16 inches, and a waist size of 32 inches. He has light brown eyes and his hair color is dark brown. He wears a shoe of size 15 (US). His other information about his body statistics will be added soon. 

Career (Beginning-Present)

  • Russell began his career in basketball from his high school (Leuzinger High School) as a point guard. 
  • He averaged 25.1 points, 8.7 rebounds, 3.1 steals, and 2.3 assists and helped lead them to a 25-4 record in his senior year. 
  • He played as a back up to Darren Collison and was primarily used as a defender and energy player of the bench as a freshman at UCLA in 2006-2007.
  • During his freshman year, he averaged 3.4 points, 0.8 rebounds, and 0.7 assists. The next season, he averaged 12.7 points, 3.9 rebounds, 4.7 assists, and 1.6 steals.
  • He was named All-Pac-10 Third Team and won the Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year as well. 
  • He then forgoes his final two years at UCLA and declared for the 2008 NBA draft. 
  • Later, Seattle SuperSonics selected Westbrook with the 4th overall pick in the first round of the 2008 NBA draft.
  • He signed with the team on 5th July 2008. 
  • He became the first rookie since Chris Paul and the third rookie in Sonics/Thunder franchise history to record a triple-double, where he recorded his first career triple-double with 17 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists. 
  • He averaged 15.3 points, 5.3 assists, 4.9 rebounds, and 1.3 steal on his rookie season.
  • He finished fourth in the 2008-2009 NBA Rookie of the Year voting. 
  • He was also named to the NBA's NBA All-Rookie First Team. 
  • He averaged 16.1 points, 8.0 assists, 4.9 rebounds, and 1.3 steals during his second season. 
  • He made his first NBA All-Star Game appearance after he was selected by the NBA head coaches to be a Western Conference reserve. 
  • He was named to the All-NBA Second Team for the first time.
  • He also helped the Thunder to the NBA Finals for the first time since the franchise relocated. However, they lost in five games to the Miami Heat. 
  • He joined Michael Jordan as the only players with 25+ points and 10+ assists in their NBA Final debut. 
  • He finished the 2012-2013 season averaging 23.2 points, 7.4 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 1.8 steals per game. 
  • He injured his right knee in a match against Houston Rockets in April 2013 and was declared out for the rest of the playoffs after surgery. 
  • He would undergo arthroscopic surgery on his right knee and would be out until after the All-Star break. 
  • He also recorded 40 points, 5 rebounds, 10 assists, and 5 steals, joining Michael Jordan as the only other player to do so in a playoff game. 
  • He missed 14 games suffering from a small fracture of the second metacarpal in his right hand against the Los Angeles Clippers in the second game of the 2014-2015 season.
  • He became the fifth player in NBA history to record a stat line of 15-15-15 in a game after he recorded 17 points, 15 rebounds, and a career-high 17 assists against Golden State Warriors.
  • He became the second player in NBA history to average 30 points, 9 rebounds, and 10 assists per game for a calendar month with at least 10 games played after he averaged 31.2 points, 9.1 rebounds, and 10.3 assists per game.
  • On August 2016, The Thunder extended his contract for $85.7 million for three years.
  • He also holds the record as the only players in NBA history to average a triple-double for a season.
  • He extended his contract with the Thunder signing a five-year contract for $205 million in September 2017.
  • He became only the fourth and third-fastest players in NBA history to record 100 triple-doubles in March 2018.
  • He surpassed Gary Payton as the career scoring leader in franchise history in February 2019. 
  • On 5th February 2019, he had his seventh straight triple-double with 16 points, 16 assists and 15 rebounds in a 132-122 win over the Orlando Magic.
  • On 9th February, in a 117-112 win over the Houston Rockets, Westbrook had 21 points, 11 assists and 12 rebounds to match Chamberlain's record streak.
  • His triple-double streak in 11 consecutive games ended in the first game after the All-Star break, where he recorded 43 points, 15 rebounds, and eight assists against Utah Jazz. 
  • He had 20 points, 20 rebounds, and 21 assists in a 119-103 win over the Los Angeles Lakers in 2nd April. 
  • He posted his 34th triple-double of the season to reach 138 for his career, tying Magic Johnson for second place on the career triple-double list on 10th April against Milwaukee Bucks. 
  • The Thunder went on to lose in five games to the Trail Blazers in the first round of the playoffs, with Westbrook recording two triple-doubles during the series.
  • Concerning his National Team career, he was selected to the FIBA World Championship team in Istanbul, Turkey. 
  • He finished in the top five on the team in minutes per game, and top three in points and assists per game. 
  • USA went 9-0 win its first World Championship since 1994, automatically qualifying the USA for the 2012 Olympics. 
  • With the win, they replaced Argentina for the World ranking No.1. 
  • He later won a second gold medal at the 2012 Olympics.

Married, Unmarried Or In A Relationship

Reflecting toward Russell Westbrook's marital status, he is a married man. He is married to his college sweetheart, Nina Earl. They tied a knot to each other on 29 August 2015. The couple is blessed with three children. They welcomed their first children, a son, Noah Russell Westbrook in May 2017, and twin daughters in November 2018. As of today, the couple is living a happy life. 

Net Worth, Earnings, Source of Wealth

Russell Westbrook, a famous basketball player who is one of the key players for The Thunder has accumulated the net worth of $125 Million as of 2019. His exact salary has not been revealed yet but will be added soon. His primary source of earning is from his basketball career. He has also endorsed several brands. He signed an endorsement deal with Jordan Brand in October 2012 and has appeared in Jordan's commercials. He signed with Kings and Jax Boxer Briefs in November 2013. He is satisfied with his earnings.