Russell Westbrook RUMORS & NEWS

  • The 5 Best And The 5 Worst Teammates For Michael Jordan In Today’s NBA

    Fadeaway World "Much has been made of the end of “The Last Dance” documentary that featured the great Micahel Jordan’s career, from start to finish. Clearly, he is widely regarded as the best player of all-time and his success in the post-season cannot be denied. MJ was truly as close to..." May 23

  • NBA Star Russell Westbrook Feeds L.A. Healthcare Workers

    TMZ "NBA Superstar Russell Westbrook did his part to make sure some of LA's bravest were well fed -- but he didn't just serve up an average-Joe kinda meal -- he hit a Hollywood hotspot. Westbrook surprised healthcare workers at Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital..." May 23

  • Russell Westbrook’s NSFW line is Steve Kerr’s favorite quote ever

    Clutch Points "Houston Rockets star Russell Westbrook’s NSFW-filled words apparently stuck with Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr. While talking to Bill Murray in his “Flying Coach” podcast with Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll, Kerr recalled..." May 23

  • Russell Westbrook...Happy 3rd Birthday, Noah!

    TMZ "Russell Westbrook's got a special birthday message for his little man -- and it's another side of Russ we really don't see too often on the court. The Rockets star point guard posted a sweet message Saturday to his only boy, Noah, wishing him a happy third birthday --..." May 16

  • Stephen A. Smith: “I Just Don’t Know 10 Players On The Planet That Are Better Than Russell Westbrook.”

    Fadeaway World "Russell Westbrook has a lot of flaws, especially on the offensive end. But for many, his skill, play style, and energy on the basketball court are enough to have him high on today’s list of top players. Nevertheless, it was a topic of much debate on ESPN’s First Take..." May 15

  • NBA superstars establish united front to resume season on private conference call

    Yahoo! Sports "Some of the NBA’s biggest superstars formed a united front to resume the 2019-20 season during a private conference call Monday, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Toward the end of the call discussing the ramifications of the coronavirus pandemic, all parties were in agreement..." May 12

  • Four NBA players who were trending upwards before season was suspended

    NBA.com "Before the NBA season was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic, there were a number of players who were trending upwards. Four in particular? Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum, Houston Rockets guard Russell Westbrook, Washington..." May 11

  • Donovan Mitchell admits he was scared of Russell Westbrook as rookie

    Talk Basket "Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell revealed that his biggest fear as a rookie was Russell Westbrook. Mitchell also recalled his first interaction with Westbrook as the Jazz faced the Oklahoma City Thunder.   " May 03

  • Russell Westbrook on the possible summer reboot of the NBA

    Archy Sport "Russell Westbrook, the Houston Rockets’ top guard, went on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon Tuesday and he told the show host that he is “always” ready when asked about his preparation for a potential restart of the currently suspended NBA: NBA..." April 22

  • Russell Westbrook Blew Off Meeting Michael Jordan To Play Basketball

    Fadeaway World "Some people say ‘never meet your Idols’, but honestly, who wouldn’t love to have the chance to meet Michael Jordan? especially if you’re a basketball player? Well, it seems like young Russell Westbrook wasn’t that impressed by the GOAT during his early..." April 22

  • Russell Westbrook Donates Laptops to 650 Houston-Area Students

    Houston Chronicle "Rockets guard Russell Westbrook and the Russell Westbrook Why Not? Foundation will donate laptops to Houston students to help close the digital divide and allow more students to access classwork and digital learning resources while schools are closed because of the coronavirus..." April 14

  • Russell Westbrook, Kyrie Irving Pay Tribute to Nipsey Hussle 1 Year After Death

    TMZ "It's been exactly one year since Nipsey Hussle was shot dead in L.A. -- but his memory lives on ... and some of the biggest athletes in the world are paying tribute to the fallen rapper. Hussle's music definitely struck a chord with athletes in all sports -- with..." March 31

  • Russell Westbrook implores everybody to 'play for the world' by playing inside

    Yahoo! Sports "Houston Rockets star point guard Russell Westbrook has an interesting perspective when it comes to the coronavirus pandemic. Westbrook, as part of a marketing campaign with his sponsor (Jordan Brand), tweeted out a reminder to “play for the world” by playing inside in an effort to..." March 29

  • The Reasons Why Small Ball Won’t Work Without Russell Westbrook

    Fadeaway World "The Rockets are quite an enigmatic bunch. One game, they can look like NBA champions by defeating the Lakers in convincing fashion and then look like a first-round exit by slumping against the lowly Knicks. The Rockets have two superstar players, and a whole bench deep of 3-point specialists..." March 14

  • Daryl Morey explains why Rockets traded for Russell Westbrook

    Clutch Points "When the Houston Rockets traded star guard Chris Paul for Russell Westbrook over the summer, basketball fans all over the world raised their eyebrows at the seemingly questionable transaction. However, for general manager Daryl Morey, acquiring Westbrook  was..." March 11

  • Rockets GM Daryl Morey actually 'hated' Russell Westbrook when he played for Thunder

    The Sports Daily "Russell Westbrook doesn’t have many friends in the NBA, as he’s one of those players that you love to have on your team, but hate to square off against. Westbrook has taunted his opponents many times after scoring with his “rock the baby” gesture, and..." March 07

  • What Russell Westbrook told Kendrick Perkins as he dominated Celtics

    Clutch Points "Former NBA big man and current ESPN analyst Kendrick Perkins says Houston Rockets superstar point guard Russell Westbrook was telling him the game is too easy for him right now while he was dominating the Boston Celtics on Saturday in Boston on national..." March 02

  • Celtics Fan DMs Russell Westbrook’s Wife Nina to Say He Hopes Russ & Their Children Get Cancer

    Black Sports Online "Celtics fans don’t have the best reputation around the league and this certainly doesn’t help. Imagine on a Saturday night deciding this is what you want to DM not the player, but his actual wife. Then when you are called out on it, you delete your account. " March 02

  • Rockets’ James Harden says Russell Westbrook is ‘more confident’ than before

    Clutch Points "Russell Westbrook has always exuded confidence, but James Harden has noticed something different as he’s watched his All-Star teammate on the Houston Rockets improve in recent weeks. After the latest stellar Westbrook performance (41 points, 16-27 FG) in..." March 01

  • Russell Westbrook-Chris Paul Swap is Rare Win-Win Trade Devoid of Hot Takes

    12 Up "From a man who's accustomed to delivering the spiciest takes on the world wide web, I hate to disappoint you. Last July, Russell Westbrook and Chris Paul traded places, like an NBA-themed comedy featuring two aging point guards. CP3 got a fresh start with an..." March 01

  • The NBA's Most Disrespected Players

    Bleacher Report "Disrespect is seen on a nightly basis in the NBA. A lot of times, a player shows it by filling the highlight reel with disrespectful dribble moves or punishing posterizers. But we're dissecting another kind of disrespect. This kind isn't fun; it's..." March 01

  • Houston Rockets' Small Ball Has Unleashed a New and Improved Russell Westbrook

    Bleacher Report "Clint Capela played his final game for the Houston Rockets against the Portland Trail Blazers on Jan. 29. He logged 17 minutes and was minus-15 in a 13-point loss. Since then, the Rockets have deployed 6'5" P.J. Tucker as their starting center...." February 27

  • Grizzlies' Ja Morant says Russell Westbrook's play taken for granted

    ESPN "Rookie of the Year front-runner Ja Morant appreciates point guards who combine extreme aggressiveness and extraordinary athleticism, which is why his favorite player as a kid was Russell Westbrook. In fact, Morant argues that Westbrook should have more..." February 27

  • Russell Westbrook scratched vs. Knicks with sore thumb

    ESPN "Houston Rockets guard Russell Westbrook, who is nursing a sore left thumb, will miss Monday's home game against the New York Knicks. Westbrook attended the memorial service for Kobe Bryant earlier in the day in Los Angeles, but he made it back to the arena in..." February 24

  • Russell Westbrook Is Bending—and Opposing Defenses Are Breaking

    The Ringer "For more than a decade, Russell Westbrook has gone about his basketball life by doing more or less the same things in more or less the same way. Before games, he completes an elaborate set of rituals down to a synchronized yawn. During them, he attacks with such abandon that he drives..." February 24

  • Russell Westbrook Says He 'Gets Painted to Be a Bad Guy'

    SLAM Online "Russell Westbrook lamented his ejection in Thursday night’s tilt vs Golden State as being unfair. Westbrook said his smack of Damion Lee “wasn’t on purpose,” and that he is always “painted to be a bad..." February 21

  • James Harden and Russell Westbrook on the Great Houston Rockets Experiment

    GQ "Russell Westbrook and I used to have fashion beef. On the great Fashion Feud Intense-O-Meter, our beef sits somewhere between Yves Saint Laurent versus Tom Ford and Dwayne Johnson versus shirts with sleeves. Which is to say it wasn't that serious. But here's what happened: Six or..." February 18

  • Russell Westbrook and James Harden Reveal Nipsey Hussle Planned to Start a Sports Agency

    Complex "James Harden and Russell Westbrook sat down for a wide-ranging interview with GQ, where they talked about their friendship with the ate Nipsey Hussle. The Houston Rockets teammates recalled learning of his death, and discussed some of his unfinished..." February 18

  • Russell Westbrook says he's no longer letting the media control narratives

    ESPN "Over the years, Russell Westbrook's media interactions have become legendary across social platforms through funny memes and GIFs. A quick YouTube search of Russell Westbrook media interactions will show a laundry list of results, mostly from his Oklahoma..." February 15

  • Russell Westbrook is playing some of the best basketball of his career

    Clutch Points "Prior to his summer move to the Houston Rockets, Russell Westbrook astoundingly averaged a triple-double for three consecutive seasons with the Oklahoma City Thunder. He also bagged the MVP title back in the 2016-17 season in what was truly a historic season for the..." February 12

  • Russell Westbrook downplays Rudy Gobert's defensive reputation

    The Sports Daily "Jazz big man Rudy Gobert is known for being one of the best defenders in the NBA, as a two-time Defensive Player of the Year award winner, but Rockets point guard Russell Westbrook doesn’t necessarily agree. Westbrook’s fiery disposition has caused him to get into it with..." February 11

  • Mavs’ Rick Carlisle compares Grizzlies’ Ja Morant to Russell Westbrook

    Clutch Points "Memphis Grizzlies point guard Ja Morant has taken the NBA by storm in his rookie season, capturing the attention of players and coaches around the league with his tremendous athleticism and ball-handling. In fact, that athleticism is what prompted Dallas Mavericks head coach..." February 05

  • Rockets’ Russell Westbrook doubtful vs. Hornets after suffering thumb injury vs. Pelicans

    Clutch Points "Houston Rockets All-Star Russell Westbrook is being listed as doubtful for Tuesday night’s game against the Hornets, according to team reporter Cayleigh Griffin. Russell apparently suffered a thumb injury in Sunday’s 117-109 victory over the Pelicans...." February 03

  • 2020 NBA All-Star Game reserves announced

    SB Nation "The full rosters for the 2020 NBA All-Star Game have been announced. The game will take place at the United Center in Chicago on Sunday, Feb. 16 with LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo acting as team captains in a draft format that is now entering its third season. The game will be..." January 30

  • Damian Lillard warned Russell Westbrook about meeting in playoffs

    Sportress of Blogitude "There has certainly been no love lost between Damian Lillard and Russell Westbrook amid a round of on-court trash-talking between the two superstars a few weeks back. Lillard recently revealed another detail concerning the words exchanged between himself and the Houston Rockets star,..." January 30

  • Russell Westbrook is Cutting Three-Pointers Out of His Diet, and It's Working

    The Big Lead "Russell Westbrook is good at many things when it comes to the game of basketball. Shooting from beyond the three-point line is not one of them. He shoots 30 percent from deep on his career, and this season he's been especially putrid, sinking a whopping 23 percent of his three-point..." January 25

  • Russell Westbrook joins LeBron James with triple-double vs. every NBA team

    USA Today "Houston Rockets guard Russell Westbrook made history in Monday's game against his former team with a triple-double line of 32 points, 12 assists, and 11 rebounds. With Westbrook's performance versus the Oklahoma City Thunder, who traded him to Houston last July, Westbrook..." January 20

  • Russell Westbrook rejects ‘depressed’ Rockets locker room after third straight loss

    Clutch Points "The Houston Rockets seemed to be in control for much of Saturday night’s marquee matchup against the Los Angeles Lakers. Houston led by six at the half, with Russell Westbrook putting on a show in the first quarter. However, the Lakers were not to be denied...." January 19

  • Lakers' Alex Caruso Has More All-Star Fan Votes Than Russell Westbrook, Steph Curry

    TMZ "The Carushow may be making a stop in Chicago ... 'cause the 3rd round of NBA All-Star Game fan votes have been released ... and Alex Caruso is near the top of the list!!! FYI, fans account for 50% of the overall All-Star voting. NBA players account for 25% and a media..." January 16

  • Russell Westbrook on Thunder stint: ‘I don’t regret one thing’

    USA Today "The two players remain linked as one of the NBA's biggest deals last summer. Russell Westbrook and Chris Paul are not rivals, though. So after the Oklahoma City Thunder finished with a 113-92 win over the Houston Rockets, the two star players hugged. Then Westbrook waved to..." January 10

  • Russell Westbrook on Rockets: ‘We’ve prepared ourselves long term and that’s to win a championship’

    USA Today "As soon as he learned his days with the Oklahoma City Thunder had ended, Russell Westbrook processed what his future meant with the Houston Rockets. “We’re in good position now,” Westbrook said. “We have a long road ahead of us. We’ve prepared..." January 10

  • Kevin Durant, Kendrick Perkins Beef on Twitter During Russell Westbrook Debate

    SI "As former Thunder guard Russell Westbrook was making his appearance as a visiting players in Oklahoma City, two other former Thunder players were busy exchanging tweets. The thread started earlier on Thursday when Perkins, an ESPN analyst who played for the Thunder from..." January 10

  • Russell Westbrook Rocks Thunder-Themed Shoes Before Return Vs. OKC

    Sportsnaut "Houston Rockets point guard Russell Westbrook wore navy blue and orange with pride for 11 years with the Oklahoma City Thunder. Now, as he’s set to make his return to Chesapeake Energy Arena on Thursday night, he is wearing those colors once again in a unique way. As the..." January 09

  • Does Russell Westbrook's polarizing game have a shelf life?

    ESPN "SITTING IN THE back corner of the visitors locker room in New Orleans after a close win on Nov. 11 -- one day before his 31st birthday -- Russell Westbrook gives a nod of approval. You may approach. The Houston Rockets have just beaten..." January 09

  • Rockets star Russell Westbrook to sit, Eric Gordon to play Wednesday vs. Hawks

    Clutch Points "Houston Rockets All-Star Russell Westbrook will be held out of Wednesday night’s matchup against the Atlanta Hawks for rest, according to a report from Jonathan Feigen of The Houston Chronicle. As a result, Eric Gordon will likely see an uptick in his usage..." January 06

  • 5 bold NBA predictions for 2020

    The Score "When 2019 dawned, next to nobody predicted that Kawhi Leonard and Paul George would team up in L.A. before the year was out, or that James Harden and Russell Westbrook would be reunited in Houston. Right next to "nothing is guaranteed," the..." December 31

  • Russell Westbrook trade rumors have already begun

    The Dream Shake "It has not even been half a calendar year since the Houston Rockets sent off Chris Paul to the Oklahoma City Thunder for Russell Westbrook, yet there are already murmurs of trade talks surrounding the the former MVP. And when I say..." December 27

  • LeBron James, Stephen Curry, and the top 10 players of the 2010s

    NBC Sports "In 2010 if you took a 28-foot three you were instantly benched and would be lucky to see the court again. By 2019, that shot is encouraged. With that change and many others, the popularity of the sport exploded. That explosion was mostly about the star players..." December 26

  • Analyst Says Russell Westbrook/James Harden Duo Is Better Than Kawhi Leonard/Paul George Duo

    Heavy "The Los Angeles Clippers played in a heated game against the Houston Rockets on Thursday night but came up short, 122-117. The game was intense as two members of the Clippers team were ejected in the fourth quarter. Lou Williams got in a heated exchange with the refs that..." December 21

  • Russell Westbrook Has No Regrets About Waiving Goodbye After Patrick Beverley's Ejection

    The Big Lead "Russell Westbrook had an incredible Thursday night. He dropped 40 points as his Houston Rockets beat the Los Angeles Clippers 122-117. He also picked up a technical foul for waiving goodbye to Patrick Beverley after the latter was ejected. After the game he said he had no..." December 20