Russell Westbrook RUMORS & NEWS

  • Could Russell Westbrook, LeBron James, Paul George form superteam with Lakers?

    Larry Brown Sports "The only way LeBron James is going to leave the Cleveland Cavaliers for a Western Conference team is if said Western Conference team would have an immediate shot at competing with the Golden State Warriors. As rumors continue to pile up, it sounds like the Los Angeles Lakers have an outside chance..." September 18

  • Canelo Alvarez hangs out with NBA star Russell Westbrook following controversial draw

    Daily Mail "Canelo Alvarez's middleweight mega-fight with Gennady 'GGG' Golovkin on Saturday was marred by controversial scoring and accusations of corruption. But the Mexican sensation did not appear fazed by the fall-out of the draw in Las Vegas as he met NBA superstar Russell Westbrook. Bearing the..." September 18

  • Russell Westbrook says he still calls his mom to ask for her opinion on outfits

    USA Today "After playing NBA Jam with Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show, Russell Westbrook was a guest on Good Morning America where he talked about his unique style and helped select an outfit for Michael Strahan. While answering fashion questions, the NBA MVP had the in-studio audience laughing when he..." September 14

  • Russell Westbrook inks 10-year extension with Jordan Brand

    ESPN "Russell Westbrook, the NBA's reigning Most Valuable Player, will look to continue to establish himself as one of the league's top global superstars, inking a 10-year extension with Nike's Jordan Brand that will be the most lucrative total endorsement deal for a Jordan athlete to date, according to..." September 13

  • LeBron James would love to team up with Russell Westbrook

    Larry Brown Sports "Los Angeles keeps coming up as a potential destination for LeBron James if he decides to leave Cleveland next summer, but that would likely only happen if at least one other star came to the Lakers with him. Paul George is the most obvious candidate, but what about Russell Westbrook? Westbrook..." September 05

  • Many NBA executives expect Russell Westbrook to re-sign with Thunder

    Pro Basketball Talk "Since July 1, a max contract extension of five-years, $207 million has been sitting in front of Russell Westbrook. He has yet to sign it. He hasn’t declined it, either. That has made some Thunder fans and executives nervous — last year after Kevin Durant left Westbrook signed a one-year extension..." September 02

  • Kevin Durant says he and Russell Westbrook are still friends, they just don’t talk

    San Jose Mercury News "Kevin Durant recently reiterated his respect for Russell Westbrook in a way that might intrigue NBA fans. Much has been made of the former Thunder teammates’ relationship since KD left for Golden State and, on The Bill Simmons Podcast that posted Thursday, the Warriors star rejected the idea..." August 25

  • Westbrook hasn't given answer to Thunder's huge extension offer

    CBS Sports "Tuesday's Kyrie Irving-Isaiah Thomas trade just added to what has already been one of the most action-packed NBA offseasons in recent memory. In addition to Irving and Thomas, we've seen All-Stars like Chris Paul, Jimmy Butler and Paul George change teams, while players like James Harden, John..." August 25

  • No apparent rush for Westbrook in becoming NBA's No. 1 earner

    ESPN "It has been nearly two months since Russell Westbrook could agree to the fancy new designated veteran player extension with the Oklahoma City Thunder that would make him the highest paid player in league history. In that time, a lot of stuff has happened in the NBA -- a lot of stuff -- that has..." August 24

  • Players Voice Awards 2017: Westbrook voted MVP, LeBron Global Impact Player

    CBS Sports "Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook already won the 2017 MVP award earlier this summer, but he added more hardware to his trophy case on Friday by winning the Players Voice Awards MVP. The award is voted on by his peers and given on behalf of the National Basketball Players..." August 18

  • Kevin Durant: Playing Against Russ, PG, Adams ‘Is Going To Suck’

    SLAM Online "Warriors star Kevin Durant is not looking forward to playing against the Thunder’s Big Three of Russell Westbrook, Paul George and Steven Adams next season. In an interview with The Athletic, Durant said that facing OKC “is going to suck” for every team in the NBA, including his Warriors:..." August 11

  • Russell Westbrook in OKC, but not expected to sign extension while in town

    The Oklahoman "Russell Westbrook is back in Oklahoma City. Don’t expect the MVP to sign a contract extension with the Thunder while he’s in town. Westbrook arrived in OKC late Wednesday night, but a source told The Oklahoman that the trip is not so he can sign a contract extension. Though Westbrook..." August 03

  • Russell Westbrook skips Drew League game with super-max extension still unsigned

    Pro Basketball Talk "James Harden and Chris Paul provided a sneak peek of their partnership in the Drew League on Sunday. Watch the highlights above. But the Rockets stars’ expected opponent, Russell Westbrook, didn’t show. I was surprised Westbrook planned to play, considering he still had a super-max extension..." July 31

  • Nick Collison: Russell Westbrook Was ‘Frustrated’ at Times Last Season

    SLAM Online "On July 1, the Thunder offered Russell Westbrook a designated player “super max” contract extension worth over $200 million. He has yet to sign it. Nick Collison, who’s played alongside Westbrook for the past nine seasons, offered a somewhat ominous response when asked about the 2016-17..." July 28

  • Report: James Harden, Chris Paul to Face Russell Westbrook in the Drew League

    SLAM Online "After a few pick-up runs at UCLA this week, Rockets teammates Chris Paul and James Harden will reportedly suit up for LA Unified of the Drew League this weekend. Per ESPN, Harden and CP3 will be facing stiff competition—Russell Westbrook and the Home Town Favorites. The game will be played..." July 28

  • Thunder cautiously optimistic about signing Westbrook to $200M extension

    CBS Sports "Russell Westbrook did things no NBA player has ever done last season during his MVP campaign, and now the Thunder want to reward him handsomely. Westbrook, who set the NBA record for triple-doubles in a season, has been offered a five-year extension by Oklahoma City that would likely pay him..." July 28

  • Thunder optimistic Russell Westbrook will sign extension

    Larry Brown Sports "Russell Westbrook is eligible to opt out of his current contract after the 2017-2018 season, but the Oklahoma City Thunder are reportedly confident they can sign him to an extension before he becomes a free agent. Earlier in the week, Paul George implied that he and Westbrook will make a joint..." July 14

  • Westbrook Reportedly May Delay Signing Contract After George Trade

    Bleacher Report "Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook has a standing contract offer from the team that he will reportedly hold off on signing. USA Today's Sam Amick reported Saturday that Westbrook isn't expected to sign a five-year, $217 million extension with the Thunder right away but that it will..." July 01

  • Report: Russell Westbrook may sign “designated player” extension with Thunder on July 1

    Pro Basketball Talk "Russell Westbrook is your NBA MVP, coming off a historic season where he averaged a triple-double. Westbrook also could see a massive pay raise this summer. Yes, you remember correctly that Westbrook signed one last summer after Kevin Durant left, but the new Collective Bargaining Agreement..." June 28

  • Report: Russell Westbrook could be open to signing mega extension with Thunder

    CBS Sports "Russell Westbrook was rewarded for his historic season with the MVP award on Monday during the NBA's inaugural awards show, but afterwards, the talk soon shifted towards his future with the Oklahoma City Thunder. The star point guard is under contract for next season, but has an option for the..." June 27

  • Kevin Durant congratulates Russell Westbrook on MVP award in YouTube comment

    SI "Kevin Durant appeared to have congratulated Russell Westbrook in the comment section of a YouTube video on the Golden State Warriors star's official page. "Huge congrats to Russell Westbrook on MVP, that boy went out there and was a created player on 2k all year, F----n balled out. Gotta..." June 27

  • MJ congratulates Westbrook: 'I got my 1st MVP award before my 1st ring, too'

    Hot New Hip Hop ""I got my first MVP award before my first ring, too." Late last night, shortly after Russell Westbrook was named the 2017 NBA MVP, Jordan Brand released a special edition "RW" Air Jordan 31, the shoe that Russ wore during his historic season. Additionally, Jordan Brand also sent Westbrook a..." June 27

  • Russell Westbrook could land on trading block if he rejects OKC extension

    CBS Sports "The Oklahoma City Thunder went through one of the worst experiences a franchise can have last summer when Kevin Durant decided to leave town in free agency, signing with the Golden State Warriors. That kind of scenario -- where a team could lose a player without gaining any assets back --..." June 27

  • Russell Westbrook breaks down as history wins the MVP

    New York Post "Rarely in recent memory has an NBA Most Valuable Player Award created such heated debate. The arguments centered on two candidates, James Harden, who had a career year for the record-setting 3-point obsessed Rockets, and Russell Westbrook, the Thunder’s triple-double machine who became only the..." June 27

  • Warriors' Kevin Durant trolls Russell Westbrook with cupcake hat featuring ring

    Sporting News "It all started with Russell Westbrook's seemingly innocuous Instagram post of a cupcake display last Fourth of July. On face value, the picture appeared to be a patriotic gesture by Westbrook, but Lee Jenkins of Sports Illustrated later revealed that Thunder players used to use the term..." June 24

  • Kevin Durant Sends Another Veiled Criticism in Russell Westbrook's Direction About Having Fun

    The Big Lead "Kevin Durant played alongside Russell Westbrook from 2008 to 2016. On the court they had great success, but their approaches to life were obviously very different. Westbrook turned out to be a crazy stat-hungry monster and Durant really just wanted to make friends and have fun. Here’s Durant’s..." May 22

  • James Harden, Kawhi Leonard, Russell Westbrook vie for MVP

    ESPN "The NBA Most Valuable Player award will come down to Russell Westbrook, James Harden and Kawhi Leonard. LeBron James -- will not be in the mix. James was left out of the running Friday night when the NBA announced three finalists for each of its six major awards. It's the first time since..." May 20

  • Russell Westbrook's two-day old son already has a scholarship offer

    USA Today High School Sports "Oklahoma City Thunder star and presumptive NBA MVP Russell Westbrook just became a new father, welcoming son Noah Russell Westbrook with his wife on Monday. By Tuesday evening, Noah Westbrook had his first college basketball scholarship offer. To be fair, Stony Brook coach Jeff Boals was..." May 18

  • Russell Westbrook's Baby Born, Gets Baller Name

    TMZ "Russell Westbrook had a pretty exciting Tuesday -- his wife, Nina, gave birth to their son!!! The NBA star also revealed his kid's name -- Noah Russell Westbrook. Interesting choice considering Russell is technically Russell Westbrook III -- and while he chose not to make his son Russell..." May 16

  • Russell Westbrook is going to stay in OKC, and he could come to regret it

    Fox Sports "Russell Westbrook isn’t going anywhere — we didn’t need a luggage commercial to know it. The Thunder are poised to extend Westbrook with a five-year contract extension worth more than $200 million this summer — a deal that makes perfect sense no matter how you look at it. “I think everybody..." May 09

  • Kendrick Perkins Would Not Be Surprised if Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook Reunited in OKC

    The Big Lead "The Warriors just swept the Jazz out of the playoffs to run their postseason record to 8-0 with an averaging scoring margin of 127* points per game. With LeBron and the Cavs also having swept their semifinal matchup, it’s going to be slim pickings to find NBA topics this week. SO THANK YOU,..." May 09

  • Kendrick Perkins Claims Russell Westbrook And Kevin Durant Are Back On Speaking Terms

    Dime Magazine "Monday night appears to be for discussing some of basketball’s most notorious beefs on Area 21. Kevin Garnett’s show on TNT was the site of a reunion for a number of members of the late-00s Boston Celtics. The group – consisting of Garnett, Paul Pierce, Rajon Rondo, Kendrick Perkins, and Glen..." May 09

  • Russell Westbrook, just like us, lies to restaurants to get free dessert

    CBS Sports "When Russell Westbrook wants a free dessert, Russell Westbrook gets a free dessert -- even if it means telling a lie. Westbrook appeared on a video posted to his wife Nina's Snapchat story, where he explained how to get a free dessert from a restaurant: "This is what happens when you come to..." May 03

  • Thunder GM 'hopeful' to sign Westbrook to new long-term extension

    ESPN "With another summer of uncertainty on the horizon, Thunder general manager Sam Presti is "hopeful" the franchise can sign point guard Russell Westbrook to a new long-term extension. "The rules are that you can't have that conversation until July 1, and you know, when that time comes, we'll sit..." May 02

  • Kevin Durant Trolls Russell Westbrook, Takes Picture with Cupcakes

    SLAM Online "On the same day that Kevin Durant announced he was leaving the Thunder to sign with the Warriors, Russell Westbrook posted a picture on his Instagram. The picture of cupcakes was reportedly Russell taking a shot at Durant. According to former teammate Kendrick Perkins, Westbrook used a specific..." April 28

  • Russell Westbrook Annihilated the Record Books, Hopefully You Appreciated It

    Complex "Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder’s season has come to an end, but I repeat myself. Their Game 5 105-99 loss to the Houston Rockets—a game that saw Westbrook post 47 points, 11 rebounds, and 9 assists in 42 minutes—brought to a close one of the most spectacular individual seasons..." April 27

  • Westbrook hasn't thought about extension, wants to stay in OKC

    12 Up "Even though the Oklahoma City Thunder have been eliminated from the 2017 NBA playoffs, they should still be excited for next year. The Thunder will look to make another run into the postseason next year, and they will have Russell Westbrook there to start a new triple-double streak...." April 26

  • Thunder’s first offseason move? Offer Westbrook $220 million contract

    ESPN "Russell Westbrook has been eliminated from the playoffs seven times, and the scene each time has been mostly the same. As the clock edges closer to zero, Westbrook flings himself all over the court, running his tank so far past empty that the gauge combusts, and he isn't much more than a puddle..." April 26

  • NHL player calls out Russell Westbrook for dodging handshake line

    Sportsnet "The Houston Rockets’ tumultuous series win over the Oklahoma City Thunder served up a bevy of highlight-reel moments, but it seems the theatrics also cost Russell Westbrook a high-profile fan. Houston finished off the Thunder with a fiery 105-99 win on Tuesday, punctuated by some fireworks from..." April 26

  • Did Russell Westbrook really block a teammates shot to get ball back during Game 5?

    Pro Basketball Talk "Well, this video plays right into the hands of the anti-Westbrook crowd. The knock on Russell Westbrook‘s season-long triple double and MVP candidacy is that he is chasing stats, padding his numbers at the expense of efficiency and making the Thunder a better team. Basically, he’s looking out..." April 26

  • Westbrook: Rockets 'who don't play' were the ones laughing at Roberson

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Rockets bench made a big production when an intentionally fouled Andre Roberson kept missing free throws in the Thunder’s Game 4 loss to the Rockets yesterday. Russell Westbrook stuck up for his teammate. Westbrook: I didn’t see it. I didn’t see it at all. Probably the guys that..." April 24

  • Russell Westbrook defends Thunder teammates: 'Don't try to split us up'

    ESPN "Thunder guard Russell Westbrook went on a rant defending his teammates after Sunday's 113-109 loss to the Houston Rockets in Game 4 of the first round of the NBA playoffs. A recurring theme throughout the series has been Oklahoma City's tendency to lose leads when Westbrook sits in the second..." April 24

  • Jerry West compares Russell Westbrook to Michael Jordan

    Sportsnaut "The NBA’s logo, Hall of Famer, and former Los Angeles Lakers point guard Jerry West sang Russell Westbrook’s praises Friday on ESPN. “We’re looking at a reincarnation of Michael Jordan who might be a little better in terms of athletic ability,” said West, now a consultant for the Golden State..." April 22

  • Westbrook fined $15K for swearing during media address

    Fox Sports "Russell Westbrook has been fined $15,000 by the NBA for using inappropriate language during his press conference after the Oklahoma City Thunder’s Wednesday Game 2 loss to the Houston Rockets. Westbrook was clearly upset about the Thunder falling behind 2-0 to the Rockets despite posting a..." April 21

  • Thunder's Donovan has 'enormous' trust in Westbrook

    ESPN "Russell Westbrook has been able to do just about anything he wants this season. He averaged a triple-double, broke Oscar Robertson's single-season record for triple-doubles and carried the Thunder to the playoffs despite the loss of Kevin Durant in free agency. Thus far in the playoffs,..." April 21

  • How Russell Westbrook sabotaged the Thunder

    New York Post "Somewhere, Kevin Durant is laughing. And laughing. And probably laughing some more. Russell Westbrook turned in the first 50-point triple-double in NBA playoff history on Tuesday. Along the way, he cost his Oklahoma City Thunder any shot of knocking off the Houston Rockets. For the first 24..." April 20

  • Hakeem Olajuwon: Russell Westbrook ‘trying to do too much’

    Sportsnaut "Russell Westbrook set another NBA triple-double record Wednesday night. But NBA legend Hakeem Olajuwon offered a bit of criticism after the Oklahoma City Thunder star’s exploits failed to spark a victory over the Houston Rockets. “With his poise and control, his game is on a whole different..." April 20

  • Rockets GM Daryl Morey implies Russell Westbrook tells his teammates to let him grab rebounds

    Pro Basketball Talk "Nylon Calculus posted its annual Anti-Awards, a fun feature that gives statistical dishonors like “The Matt Bullard Award” for “the player 6-foot-10 or taller with the lowest total rebound percentage. (Minimum 500 minutes).” Rockets general manager Daryl Morey tweeted at Bullard, who played for..." April 19

  • Russell Westbrook: Friendship with James Harden on hold during game

    ESPN "Russell Westbrook and James Harden are close. Their relationship goes back way before their Oklahoma City days, when they were teammates from 2009 to '12. But their friendship takes a back seat when they step on the court this week. At least in Westbrook's eyes. "When I get on the floor, I..." April 17

  • Thunder will likely play Russell Westbrook more minutes in playoffs

    ESPN "The Thunder were disciplined in managing Russell Westbrook's workload and minute distribution throughout the regular season, but head coach Billy Donovan says Westbrook's minutes will increase in the postseason. "Yes, I do see his minutes going up in the playoffs," Donovan said. "But I see a..." April 16