Russell Westbrook RUMORS & NEWS

  • Russell Westbrook on announcer calling him ‘out of his cotton-picking mind:’ ‘What he said wasn’t OK’

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Thunder suspended TV announcer Brian Davis for responding to a nice play by saying Russell Westbrook was “out of his cotton-picking mind.” Westbrook, via Fred Katz of The Norman Transcript: “Brian has been here for a while. What he said wasn’t OK. We all understand that,” Westbrook said...." April 17

  • Russell Westbrook on comment by Thunder announcer: 'What he said wasn't OK ... we just have to move on'

    The Oklahoman "With the playoffs less than a day away, the Thunder is moving forward from TV play-by-play announcer Brian Davis's controversial comments in the final regular season game. Following Davis saying Russell Westbrook was out of his "cotton-picking mind" on a live Fox Sports Oklahoma broadcast in..." April 14

  • TV announcer gets caught with racists remark on Russell Westbrook live

    Clutch Points "Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook did Russel Westbrook things Wednesday night during a 137-123 win over the Memphis Grizzlies at home. Unfortunately, one television broadcaster did what broadcasters or any decent person should not do: utter a racist slur on live..." April 12

  • Russell Westbrook on triple-double chase: ‘If you don’t want it, I’m gonna get it’

    Clutch Points "The regular season is only hours away from an end, and Russell Westbrook is yet again chasing history, only 16 rebounds away from a second straight triple-double season. While 16 rebounds seems like a daunting tally for a point guard, the reigning MVP is no ordinary one, and isn’t ashamed to..." April 11

  • Carmelo Anthony admits that Russell Westbrook steals rebounds

    Larry Brown Sports "Carmelo Anthony is finally addressing the elephant in the locker room for the Oklahoma City Thunder. Speaking with the media Tuesday, Anthony admitted that Thunder teammate Russell Westbrook steals rebounds. Here is what he had to say, per Royce Young of ESPN. “For me, it’s good to have a..." April 10

  • Russell Westbrook backs teachers in walkout in Oklahoma

    Pro Basketball Talk "Russell Westbrook cares about education — and he’s put his money where his mouth is. Westbrook, through his foundation, has opened more than 20 reading rooms at schools around Oklahoma and made other investments in education in the state. That’s a state where public schools are closed as..." April 08

  • Westbrook can become 3rd player in last 30 years to lead league in FGA, but outside of top 5 in PPG

    Clutch Points "Russell Westbrook is nearing another show-stopping triple-double season after a 44-point, 16-rebound performance in a loss to the Golden State Warriors last night, but besides showing he can muster the 55-year-old feat for a second consecutive season, he’ll also partake in a rather odd..." April 04

  • Russell Westbrook insists on great relationship with Paul George, Carmelo Anthony

    Clutch Points "The Oklahoma City Thunder faced yet another painful loss at the hands of the Golden State Warriors, dropping down another spot in the fierce Western Conference and now mired in sixth place. As a unit, the Thunder shot a woeful 37.6 percent from the field, despite Russell Westbrook’s brilliant..." April 04

  • Russell Westbrook can clinch triple-double season by averaging 12 rebounds in last 4 games

    Clutch Points "In the midst of a furious race in the Western Conference, Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook can make some history of his own by totaling 48 rebounds in his last four games of the season — just enough to average a triple-double for the second consecutive year, according to Tommy..." April 02

  • Russell Westbrook Joins Exclusive 100 Triple-Doubles Club

    SLAM Online "Russell Westbrook joined Oscar Robertson, Magic Johnson and Jason Kidd as the only players in NBA history with 100 career triple-doubles Tuesday night in Atlanta. Westbrook’s 32 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists led the visiting OKC Thunder past the Hawks 119-107. Russ took over the fourth..." March 14

  • Westbrook accuses Pachulia of intentionally falling on him: 'He tried to hurt me'

    San Francisco Gate "After the Warriors’ 112-80 rout Saturday night over Oklahoma City, Thunder guard Russell Westbrook took issue with a third-quarter sequence in which Golden State center Zaza Pachulia fell on Westbrook’s leg. “Obviously it was intentional,” Westbrook told reporters. “Nobody touched him, and he..." February 25

  • 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