Russell Westbrook III was born on November 12, 1988 and he is an American professional basketball player for the Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
Russell Westbrook Biography
He borned in Long Beach, California, to Russell Westbrook Jr. and Shannon Horton. He has a younger brother named Raynard. Growing up in Hawthorne, Westbrook and his best friend Khelcey Barrs III hoped to go to UCLA and play together.
In May 2004, Barrs died of an enlarged heart during a pickup game.
Russell Westbrook Stats
He is only 5 feet 8 inches (1.73 m) tall and weighed only 140 pounds (64 kg), although he had big feet (size 14).
Russell Westbrook Contract
On September 29, 2017, he was signing a five-year, $205 million contract extension with the Thunder. The deal begins with the 2018-19 season and gives Westbrook the largest guaranteed contract in NBA history: six seasons and $233 million through 2022-23. Includes a player option in the 2022-23 season.
Continuing his historic 2016–17 season, Westbrook had a triple-double in the Thunder’s season opener against the New York Knicks on October 19. Playing alongside new teammates Paul George and Carmelo Anthony, Westbrook had 21 points, 10 rebounds, and 16 assists in a 105–84 victory.
On October 28, he was having 12 points, 13 rebounds, and 13 assists in a 101–69 win over the Chicago Bulls, becoming the first player in league history to record a triple-double against 29 different opponents; Westbrook had recorded a triple-double against every NBA opponent except the Bulls before October 28.
On December 15, he recorded his 10th triple-double of the season with 27 points, 18 rebounds and 15 assists in a 119–117 3-point overtime victory. about the Philadelphia 76ers.
After starting the season with an 8-12 record, the Thunder improved to 20-15 with a 124-107 victory over the Toronto Raptors on December 27. He was having 30 points, 13 assists and eight rebounds against the Raptors, as the Thunder won their sixth straight game.
Two days later, he had 40 points, 14 rebounds and nine assists in a 97–95 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks. During the game, Westbrook scored his 16,000th career point, making him the 112th NBA player to do so.
On January 20, he was having 23 assists and 20 assists in a 148–124 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers. On January 25, he was scoring a season-high 46 points in a 121–112 win over the Washington Wizards.
On February 1, he was having 21 assists, one shy of his career high, to go with 20 points and nine rebounds in a 127–124 loss to the Denver Nuggets. On February 14, he was recording his 17th triple-double of the season with 23 points, 15 assists and 13 rebounds in a 121–114 win over the Memphis Grizzlies.
On March 13, he was recording 32 points, 12 assists and 12 rebounds in a 119–107 win over the Atlanta Hawks, and he was becoming the fourth player in NBA history to record 100 triple-doubles, joining Oscar Robertson (181 triple-doubles). -doubles), Magic Johnson (138) and Jason Kidd (107).
He was becoming the third-fastest player to reach the milestone: Robertson needed 277 games, Johnson needed 656 games, and Westbrook needed 736 games. On April 3, he had 44 points and 16 rebounds in a 111-107 loss to the Warriors
Russell Westbrook Career
He didn’t start on his school’s varsity team until his junior year, and did not receive his first college recruiting letter until the summer before his senior year. He was greowing to his adult height of 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) that same summer.
During his senior year, h was averaging 25.1 points, 8.7 rebounds, 3.1 steals, and 2.3 assists and helped lead them to a 25-4 record. That same season, he was recording 14 double-doubles, scored 30 or more points on eight separate occasions, and recorded a career-high 51 points at Carson on January 6, 2006.
He didn’t attract much attention from top baseball programs college basketball until Coach Ben Howland offered him a scholarship to play for the UCLA Bruins after Jordan Farmar declared for the NBA draft.
He was wearing number 0 throughout his career at UCLA. As a freshman in 2006-07, he was playing backup to Darren Collison and was used primarily as a defender and power player off the bench. He was averaging 3.4 points, 0.8 rebounds and 0.7 assists on the year.
UCLA was advancing to the Final Four during each of his seasons with the team. In 2007, they lost to eventual national champion Florida, 76–66 and in 2008, they lost 78–63 to Memphis. After two years at UCLA, he was deciding to forgo his final two years and enter the 2008 NBA draft.
He was selected fourth in the 2008 NBA draft by the Seattle Super Sonics, who later moved to Oklahoma City and became the Thunder six days later. He was signing with the team on July 5, 2008.
On March 2, 2009, he was recording his first career triple-double with 17 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists. He has been the first rookie since Chris Paul and the third rookie in Sonics/Thunder franchise history (Art Harris and Gary Payton) to record a triple-double.
He was averaging 15.3 points, 5.3 assists, 4.9 rebounds and 1.3 steals on the season. He was finishing fourth in the 2008-09 NBA Rookie of the Year voting behind Rookie of the Year winner Derrick Rose (Chicago Bulls), OJ Mayo (Memphis Grizzlies) and Brook Lopez (New Jersey Nets).
In his second year and first season as a full-time starter, he was going on to average 16.1 points, 8.0 assists, 4.9 rebounds, and 1.3 steals on the season.
On April 4, 2010, he recorded 10 points and a career-high 16 assists in a 116-108 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Thunder made a big turnaround by doubling their wins from the previous season and qualified for the playoffs with a 50-32 record.
However, the Thunder had been eliminated by the eventual champion Los Angeles Lakers in the first round. In the series, he was stepping up his regular season play, averaging 20.5 points, 6.0 rebounds, 6.0 assists, and 3.2 steals.
Russell Westbrook Awards And Honors
- NBA Most Valuable Player (2017)
- 9 × NBA All-Star (2011-2013, 2015-2020)
- 2× NBA All-Star Game MVP (2015, 2016)
- 2× NBA First Team (2016, 2017)
- 5× NBA Second Team (2011-2013, 2015, 2018)
- 2× NBA Third Team (2019, 2020)
- 2× NBA scoring champion (2015, 2017)
- 2× NBA assists leader (2018, 2019)
- NBA All-Rookie First Team (2009)
- 2008 All-Pac-10 Third Team
- 2008 Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year
- 2008 Pac-10 Team of the Tournament
- 2008 All-Defensive Pac-10 Team
- 2008 CollegeInsider.com All-Defensive Team
- All-CIF Division I First Team
- All-State Third Team
- 2× Bay League Most Valuable Player
Russell Westbrook Dress
He has a massive fashion brand and spends $350,000 on his clothes alone every year.
Of course, his own style has received a lot of attention, leading him to be associated with Nike and Barney’s New York.
For example, Russell Westbrook ‘s Administrative Services : Drivers of Style , a hardcover book published by Rizzoli, also features it. He has also been featured in Vogue, GQ, The New York Times Style Section, and other publications.
He created his business, Honor the Gift , not long after, and followed it up with the launch of his second clothing line.
Its range, which includes graphic tees, crew neck sweatshirts, caps and socks, was inspired by the Inner City, according to sources.
This business is also offers unisex streetwear, as well as a thick fleece hoodie. Simply put, it is a representation of all the sets created in Los Angeles.
Russell Westbrook Trade
On July 16, 2019, he was traded to the Houston Rockets for All-Star Chris Paul, two protected first-round picks, and other draft considerations.
The move reunited Westbrook with his former teammate James Harden; Both expressed mutual interest and excitement in playing together at this stage of their careers. Harden spent his first three seasons in the league (2009–2012) on the Thunder with Westbrook, and before playing in Houston, they last played together in the 2012 Finals.
He was making his Rockets debut in a 117–111 loss against the Milwaukee Bucks on October 24, 2019, leading the team with 24 points, 16 rebounds and seven assists in 33 minutes of play. He was joining Hakeem Olajuwon as the only Rockets player in franchise history to post at least 20 points, 15 rebounds and five assists in a season opener.
In his second game as a Rocket on October 26, 2019, he was becoming second all-time in career triple-doubles, surpassing Magic Johnson with a 28-point, 13-assist, 10-player performance rebounds at 126-123 win against the New Orleans Pelicans.
On December 7, 2019, he was posting his third straight triple-double with 24 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists on 10-for-18 shooting after going 14-for-57 in the previous two games.
In this game, he was passing Tony Parker for 18th place on the NBA’s all-time assists list. On January 3, 2020, he was becoming the third player in NBA history with 19,000 points, 6,000 rebounds, and 7,000 assists after a 20-point, 7-rebound, and 4-assist performance.
Russell Westbrook Net Worth
He is an NBA basketball player in the United States with a net worth of $170 million as of 2022. In terms of salary and endorsements, he is one of the highest paid athletes in the world.
He was earning $250 million in compensation in his first decade in the NBA after joining the league in 2008. His base salary is $44 million at the time of this writing. Every year, he is earning millions more through endorsements.
Russell Westbrook Private Life
Him and his wife have three children: a son and twin daughters.
He is wearing a “KB3” bracelet and has “KB3” on his sneakers in honor of his childhood friend Khelcey Barrs III.