Who is Russell Westbrook?
Russell Westbrook is a prevalent personality. He is a professional basketball player who made his name through this sport. He plays for the national team and various international matches. Russell played for the Oklahoma City Thunder till 2019 season and then traded to the Houston Rockets team.
|Full Name||Russell Westbrook|
|Birth Date||12th of November, 1988|
|Father||Russell Westbrook Jr.|
|Height||6 feet and 3 inches|
|Net Worth||$150 Million|
Russell was born on the 12th of November, 1988 in a city in the US state of California located in the Los Angeles Metropolitan Area named Long Beach. He is the oldest son of Russell Westbrook Jr. and Shannon Horton. He has a younger brother named Raynard Westbrook.
Russell’s star sign is Scorpio. Furthermore, he stands to 6 feet and 3 inches tall (1.91m). His weight is 91 kilograms ( 200 lb). Russell married Nina Earl at the end of August in 2015. The couple has three children, one son and twin daughters together.
Education of Russell Westbrook
Russell attended the Leuzinger High School, located in Lawndale, California. He then chose the University of California for further education and playing college basketball.
Westbrook has Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter accounts. His twitter id is @russwest44. He has 6.3 million followers on Twitter. Furthermore, his Instagram id is @russwest44. He has 14.7 million followers on Instagram.
College Career of Russell Westbrook
Russell Westbrook played for the University of California for two years. In the 2006-07 season, he played 36 matches for the team but started just one game. His minutes per game was 9, with 0.8 rebounds per game in the season. In the 2007-08 season, he played 39 games with the team and started 34 of the games. His average minutes per game was 33.8, with 3.9 rebounds per game. He hence played a total of 75 matches in his college career.
Professional Career (Regular Season)
Russell has played with the team Oklahoma City Thunder since he was drafted by the team in 2008. In his debut season, he played a total of 82 matches and started 65 of the matches in the regular season. He had 32.5 minutes per game with 4.9 rebounds per game in the 2008-09 season. In the 2009-10 season, he played a total of 82 games and started all of the games. He had 34.3 minutes per game and 4.9 rebounds per game. Furthermore, he played 82 games and started all of the games in the 2010-11 season. He had 34.7 minutes per game and 4.6 rebounds per game in this season.
Furthermore, he played 66 games and started all the games in the 2011-12 season. He had 34.7 minutes per game average with 4.6 rebounds per game. In the 2012-13 season, he played as well as started all of the 82 games with 34.9 minutes per game and 5.2 rebounds per game. Furthermore, Russell played only 46 matches the next season with 30.7 minutes per game and 5.7 rebounds per game. He then played and started 67 games in the 2014-15 season with 34.4 minutes per game and 7.3 rebounds per game. In the 2015-16 season, he played 80 games and started each game with 34.4 minutes per game and 7.8 rebounds per game.
More About His Career
Furthermore, he played and started 81 games in the 2016-17 season. He had 34.6 minutes per game and 10.7 rebounds per game. In the next season, he played 80 games with 36.4 minutes per game and 10.1 rebounds per game. He had his highest minutes per game this season. Furthermore, in the 2018-19 season, he played 73 games with 36 minutes per game and 11.1 rebounds per game. He had his highest rebounds per game this season. For the team Oklahoma City Thunder, he has played 821 games and started 804 of the games. His average minutes per game is 34.5, with 7.0 rebounds per game. He was traded to the Houston Rockets team in 2019. He has played for the club since.
Westbrook was able to be a member of the US national team for the 2010 FIBA World Championship. He won a gold medal with the team. Furthermore, he played for his country for the 2012 Summer Olympics and won his second gold medal.
Achievements of Russell Westbrook
Russell has achieved many honors due to his excellent play in the games he plays. He became the Most Valuable Player of the NBA in 2017 and has achieved NBA All-star 8 times in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019. Furthermore, he became the NBA All-Star game MVP two times in 2015 and 2016. He is also a two time NBA scoring champion in 2015 and 2017. He was named into the NBA All-Rookie First team in 2009. Russell became the assistant leader in NBA two times in 2018 and 2019, respectively.
The Net worth of Russell Westbrook
The net worth of Russell is estimated to be around $150 Million. Furthermore, his salary is determined to be approximately $41 million. He earns money through his basketball career as well as various brand endorsement deals. He has an endorsement deal with Jordan brand. This deal is considered to be the largest contract in the brand’s history. He also endorsed Barneys New York, EA Sports, and Jennifer Fisher Jewelry, to name a few. Furthermore, Russell also has the record of having signed the largest contract in NBA history.
Shane Keisel, a Utah Jazz fan and his girlfriend, has filed a lawsuit against Westbrook. Westbrook and Shane got into an argument in March of 2019, which resulted in Shane being banned from the arena and him losing his job. Shane had apparently made racists comments to Westbrook and was forbidden according to the code of conduct of the NBA. She also asked for $100 million from Westbrook in damages. Keisel has filed the lawsuit for defamation and infliction of emotional distress against Westbrook. However, Westbrook denies these claims and has hired a lawyer to defend himself.