Russell Westbrook RUMORS & NEWS

  • Why Russell Westbrook Will Go Down as the Greatest NBA All-Star

    Complex "Before pouring in 21 first quarter points in a Wednesday night win over the Warriors, Russell Westbrook Popovich’d a reporter who asked him how he was approaching the defending champs. The journo was forced to answer his own bad question—”you play every game the same way”—because it’s already such..." February 18

  • Durant blames himself for relationship with Westbrook, 'I f---ed that up'

    NBC Sports Bay Area "When you get them in the same building, all eyes are on Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. Everyone already knows the background, we're not going there. The two are no longer teammates, but for one weekend they have been again for the last two years in the NBA All-Star Game. To no surprise,..." February 18

  • Russell Westbrook to start in the All-Star Game after all

    Sportsnaut "A lot was made about reigning NBA MVP Russell Westbrook not being named an All-Star starter this season. Coming off a 2016-17 campaign that saw him average a triple-double, the dynamic guard is still among the game’s best players. For him to come off the bench Sunday, it would have seemed like a..." February 18

  • Russell Westbrook to Lakers fans chanting for Paul George: ‘Paul ain’t going nowhere. It’s over for that’

    Pro Basketball Talk "Lakers fans attending All-Star media day burst into a “We want Paul!” chant when Paul George was shown on a screen. His Thunder teammate Russell Westbrook – in the midst of his own interview – looked to the stands to respond. “That’s out!” Westbrook said. “Paul ain’t going nowhere. It’s over..." February 17

  • Russell Westbrook Really Told a Reporter to Answer His Own Question and Walked Out

    Complex "Russell Westbrook has a love/hate relationship with the media. Sometimes he loves the spotlight. Other times—like when reporters ask questions he thinks are dumb—the Brodie doesn't even try to mask his disdain. We've seen before how Russ responds to questions he doesn't like. Remember that time..." February 06

  • Russell Westbrook will not be discipline by NBA for fan incident

    Larry Brown Sports "Russell Westbrook will not be punished by the NBA for an incident with a fan on Thursday night. Westbrook was confronted by a Denver Nuggets fan on the court after Gary Harris’ 3-pointer to win the game for Denver at the buzzer. The fan ran up to Westbrook and yelled at him, prompting Westbrook..." February 02

  • Russell Westbrook: Fan’s ability to confront him on court ‘totally unacceptable’

    Sportress of Blogitude "Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Russell Westbrook says the fact that a fan was able to walk onto the court and confront him following Thursday night’s game against the Denver Nuggets is “totally unacceptable.” The incident played out following the Nuggets’ 127-124 buzzer-beater win over the..." February 02

  • Russell Westbrook Shoved A Fan Who Walked Onto The Court After The Nuggets Beat The Thunder

    Uproxx "The Oklahoma City Thunder and the Denver Nuggets might have played the NBA’s game of the year on Thursday night. The Thunder had a torrid comeback behind Paul George shooting fireballs out of his hands, but in the end, the Nuggets were able to defend their home court on a game-winning three by..." February 02

  • Was Russell Westbrook’s huge game fueled by perceived snub?

    Larry Brown Sports "Russell Westbrook went for a season-high 46 points in Thursday night’s win over the Washington Wizards, and it seems like his huge game may have been fueled by a perceived All-Star Game snub. This year’s All-Star Game has a new format with the two top players in votes received are captains and..." January 26

  • Damian Lillard is disappointed in Russell Westbrook's All-Star Game comments

    CBS Sports "Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard has been "snubbed" for the All-Star Game the past couple of seasons and he has been vocal about how he has felt about it each time. Lillard considers himself one of the NBA's best and thinks he should make every All-Star Game. This season, Lillard managed to..." January 25

  • Russell Westbrook: Paul George All-Star snub is ‘outrageous’

    Larry Brown Sports "Paul George might not have had strong feelings about his All-Star snub, but teammate Russell Westbrook certainly did. Westbrook spoke after the Oklahoma City Thunder’s 109-108 win over the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday and was very clearly not happy about George being left off the All-Star squad" January 24

  • George ignored Westbrook-Durant feud, says Russ an 'unbelievable teammate'

    ESPN "Paul George was the last player out of the locker room on Sunday night, headed into the frigid Oklahoma City air to fulfill New Year's Eve plans. He was dressed like a living Magic Eye picture, a black-and-white triangled outfit on which, if you squinted hard enough and maybe crossed your eyes a..." January 04

  • Russell Westbrook’s Sales Pitch to Paul George: ‘When We Win A Championship’

    SLAM Online "Russell Westbrook isn’t worried about making a “sales pitch” to Paul George before George hits free agency this summer. “A sales pitch is gonna be when we win a Championship,” Westbrook said on Wednesday. “Beat that pitch.”" January 03

  • Melo: Westbrook 'not trying to defer to anybody' is the key to OKC's success

    ESPN "With an emphatic 124-107 win over the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday, the Oklahoma City Thunder have won six straight games and 12 of their past 15. They've turned around an 8-12 start to move to 20-15, good for fifth in the West and only a couple of games back of fourth. At the heart of their..." December 28

  • Westbrook, Thunder are Heating Up

    The Sports Post "The Big 3 of Oklahoma City are finally starting to find their groove. But it was never more apparent this season until last night—when the Thunder defeated the Rockets, 112-107. While OKC would shoot 54.4 percent from the field, Westbrook’s 31 points and 11 assists led the way. But Paul George..." December 26

  • Nike Announces Giannis Antetokounmpo, Russell Westbrook Signature Shoes

    Bleacher Report "Nike CEO Mark Parker announced Thursday the company is planning to release a signature shoe for Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Russell Westbrook in 2018 and will also increase its promotion of Milwaukee Bucks emerging sensation Giannis Antetokounmpo. Brandon Richard of Sole Collector passed..." December 22

  • Oladipo credits Westbrook for his breakout season

    The Oklahoman "The story goes that getting away from Russell Westbrook has sparked Victor Oladipo's career season. The former Thunder guard is starring in a lead role for the Indiana Pacers, controlling the ball the way he never could as Westbrook's backcourt mate in Oklahoma City. And before the Pacers and..." December 18

  • Russell Westbrook Takes Ownership of OKC’s Struggles

    The Oklahoman "Russell Westbrook was hunched over at the knees as his teammates walked by. Instead of walking out with them, he sat on the sidelines a little longer. Before a 13-0 Magic fourth-quarter run that blasted the Thunder's reserves out of the Amway Center in a 121-108 Thunder loss Wednesday,..." November 30

  • Russell Westbrook undergoes X-rays on hand after loss

    Larry Brown Sports "Russell Westbrook underwent X-rays on his left hand after Wednesday’s loss to the Orlando Magic. Westbrook was seen looking frustrated after the Thunder’s 121-108 defeat, but that may have had to do with his hand as much as the game’s result." November 30

  • Kevin Durant called Russell Westbrook a ‘pu**y’ during altercation

    Clutch Points "As expected, the first meeting between the Golden State Warriors and Oklahoma City Thunder this was not without heightened emotions, as Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook had their own heated exchange. The two went face-to-face after the reigning MVP almost stole the ball, and many wondered..." November 23

  • Kevin Durant says it’s not only about him and Russell Westbrook

    Fanrag Sports "The Golden State Warriors ultimately came up short against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday evening while superstar forward Kevin Durant notably returned to where it all began. Even so, the Warriors swingman still insists that these games are not only about him and Thunder point guard..." November 23

  • Kevin Durant And His Mom Think The Perceived Beef With Russell Westbrook Is ‘Too Hyped’

    Dime Magazine "Russell Westbrook got the best of Kevin Durant and the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday night, scoring 34 points with a near-triple double to propel the Oklahoma City Thunder to a lopsided victory. While that result was somewhat unexpected, the headliner of the evening was Westbrook and Durant..." November 23

  • Russell Westbrook: Sam Presti Has Done An Amazing Job

    Real GM Basketball "Russell Westbrook was complimentary of the job Sam Presti has done in rebooting the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Thunder acquired Paul George and Carmelo Anthony in the offseason. "He's done an amazing job. He's done a great job ever since I've been here," Westbrook said of Presti." November 22

  • Tony Allen: Russell Westbrook ‘Definitely Flopped’ vs DeMarcus Cousins

    SLAM Online "DeMarcus Cousins was booted out of Monday night’s game in OKC after referees determined that he elbowed Russell Westbrook in the head. Tony Allen was pretty sure that Russ flopped in order to draw the flagrant foul on his Pelicans teammate. New Orleans withstood Boogie’s ejection and held on..." November 21

  • Russell Westbrook, Paul George, Billy Donovan Fined $15k for Criticizing Refs

    Bleacher Report "The NBA announced Wednesday that Russell Westbrook, Paul George and Oklahoma City Thunder head coach Billy Donovan were all fined $15,000 for criticizing officials following Sunday's 103-99 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers, according to the Oklahoman's Erik Horne. The Associated Press' Brian..." November 08

  • Jason Kidd: Relentless Russell Westbrook the 'Mike Tyson of basketball'

    Sporting News "Basketball players aren’t often compared to boxers, but that’s exactly what Bucks coach Jason Kidd did prior to his team’s game against the Thunder on Tuesday. Kidd, a former NBA All-Star point guard, said Oklahoma City point guard Russell Westbrook is the “Mike Tyson of basketball” because..." November 01

  • Westbrook now has triple-double against every NBA team he's played

    Bleacher Report "Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook recorded a triple-double against the Chicago Bulls on Saturday night, giving him a triple-double against all 29 other NBA teams. The Thunder announced the feat after Westbrook registered 12 points, 13 assists and 13 rebounds in just 28 minutes..." October 29

  • How new NBA rules have messed up Russell Westbrook's free throw shooting

    CBS Sports "For the most part, Russell Westbrook has picked up right where he left off last season when he averaged a triple-double and won his first MVP award with the Thunder. He's already got two triple-doubles this season, and is averaging 19.3 points, 11.7 assists, and 9.3 rebounds per game. One area..." October 26

  • Donovan stands behind Westbrook's 'easy to defend' style

    The Oklahoman "The Thunder went winless against Golden State last season. In those games, the Warriors supposedly found it easy to deal with Russell Westbrook. Jack McCallum's new book “Golden Days: West's Lakers, Steph's Warriors and the California Dreamers who Reinvented Basketball” cites anonymous Warriors..." October 13

  • Report: Warriors Find Russell Westbrook Easy to Defend

    SLAM Online "Russell Westbrook‘s relentless style of play may strike fear in the hearts of most opponents, but the Golden State Warriors aren’t shook at all. The defending NBA champs apparently find it remarkably easy to keep the MVP in check. For the Dubs, guarding Russ is reportedly “like cake to..." October 11

  • Russell Westbrook appears to take shot at Kevin Duran with 'adopt a cat' shirt

    Sporting News "Did Russell Westbrook take a subtle shot at Kevin Durant with his outfit choice on Sunday? NBA fans think so. Following the Thunder's win over Melbourne United, Westbrook spoke to reporters while wearing an “adopt a cat” shirt. NBA fans were quick to point out Durant's third-person tweets..." October 09

  • Paul George to give OKC chance to re-sign him; Lakers could be left in lurch

    CBS Sports "It looks like the Oklahoma City Thunder's chances of keeping Paul George beyond this season have gone up slightly. According to David Aldridge of TNT, George will grant the Thunder an audience this summer when he's making his final free agency decision. He is said to be impressed with the..." October 02

  • Oklahoma City, Thunder appear good enough for loyal Russell Westbrook

    NBA.com "Honk if you had Russell Westbrook and Clay Bennett for the 0-30 parlay that made the NBA smile. The talk for much of last week was again about the gulf between the NBA’s haves and have nots, along two tracks. The first was the decision of the Board of Governors, with the Commissioner advocating..." October 02

  • Did Russell Westbrook troll Kevin Durant on his birthday with new contract?

    Yardbarker "There was a lot of talk about whether or not Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook would sign his extension to remain with the team going forward. Rumors of him sticking around for a year and then jumping ship to Los Angeles were circulating, as some tried to predict what next summer’s..." September 29

  • Russell Westbrook agrees to 5-year, $205M extension

    Hoops Rumors "The Thunder have reached an agreement on a contract extension with Russell Westbrook, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski (Twitter link), who reports that the new deal is a five-year pact projected to be worth about $205MM. The extension will replace Westbrook’s player option for 2018/19,..." September 29

  • Westbrook says fatherhood is getting in the way of decision on $207M OKC extension

    CBS Sports "As great as things have gone for the Oklahoma City Thunder this summer, there's still one massive, dark cloud hanging over the start of training camp. Despite the additions of Paul George and Carmelo Anthony via trade, reigning MVP Russell Westbrook has yet to sign the five-year, $207 million..." September 25

  • Thunder Remain Hopeful Of Russell Westbrook Signing Extension

    Real GM Basketball "The Oklahoma City Thunder remain hopeful Russell Westbrook will sign a designated veteran player extension by the Oct. 16th deadline. The Thunder have had the offer on the table to Westbrook throughout the entire offseason. " September 22

  • Thunder GM not concerned MVP Russell Westbrook has yet to sign $207M extension

    CBS Sports "Going into training camp, one of the biggest stories for the Oklahoma City Thunder is how Russell Westbrook has still not signed the massive five-year, $207M extension that has been on the table since back in June. Even with the new revelation that Westbrook recently underwent a PRP injection on..." September 22

  • Russell Westbrook received PRP injection

    Fanrag Sports "Oklahoma City Thunder executive Sam Presti told Royce Young of ESPN on Friday morning that point guard Russell Westbrook had a PRP injection in his right knee and will miss the first few days of training camp, while nothing that in regards to the point guard’s status, it’s “nothing..." September 22

  • 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