Russell Westbrook is a very talented NBA player. He may be short but he has a superb talent and great athleticism. Westbrook is an unstoppable player to a lot of his opponents. He doesn’t really care about whose the person that will be guarding him. He will just do all the things to help his team win the game. Westbrook is the only all star player left in Oklahoma City Thunder this season after Durant transferred to the Warriors.

For you to know more about Russell Westbrook, we have listed 20 important and interesting facts about him below.russell-westbrook

  1. His full name is Russell Westbrook Jr.
  2. Westbrook is  28 years old already and was born in November 12, 1988 in Long Beach, California, United States.
  3. His parents are Russell Westbrook Sr. and Shannon Horton
  4. He was married since 2015 to Nina Earl, his girlfriend since college.
  5. Westbrook was drafted in 2008 by the Seattle Supersonics as their 4th Although he was drafted by the Seattle, he actually never played with them because the team moved six days later to Oklahoma City. Basically, he was the last player drafted by the Seattle.
  6. You can observe that he shoots the ball using his right hand, but he is left handed actually. He signs autographs using his left hand.
  7. Russell is a five time NBA All-Star.
  8. Out of those 5 All-Star appearances, he was awarded as the MVP twice in a row. It was in 2015 & 2016.
  9. Westbrook’s favorite basketball player growing up was Magic Johnson.
  10. In 2014, he recorded the 2nd fastest triple-double of all time. He already recorded 13 points, 14 assists and 10 rebounds in just 20 minutes.
  11. Like what Kevin Durant did, he also finished his college degree during the off-season.
  12. Westbrook’s wristband and sneakers have a “KB3” writings in honor of his childhood friends Khelcey Barrs that died at the age of 16 in 2004 due to heart complications.
  13. He is really smart. In fact, he said that he was accepted to Stanford, but did not go there because the tuition was too expensive for his parents.
  14. In 2014, he launched his own sunglasses company called “Westbrook Frames”.
  15. Westbrook’s first dunk was when he was already 17 years old. It’s something that we don’t expect on one of the high fliers in the NBA today.
  16. He played 439 straight NBA games before he had an injury because of Patrick Beverley.
  17. Westbrook is helping several charities.
  18. He never wore the same outfit combination twice.
  19. His wife also played basketball at UCLA.
  20. Aside from basketball, Westbrook also tried doing baseball, football and tennis growing up.