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6'3" | 200lb | 33 years

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2016-17 NBA Most Valuable Player ... Helped lead the United States to a gold medals at the 2012 London Olympics and a gold medal at the 2010 FIBA World Cup in Turkey ... Nine-time All-NBA honoree (First Team in 2016 & 2017; Second Team in 2010-13, 2015 & 2018; Third Team in 2019 & 2020) ... Nine-time NBA All-Star, including two times as a starter, averaging 21.6 points, 5.2 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 1.4 steals in 22.4 minutes ... Two-time All-Star Game MVP (2015 & 2016) ... Has been selected Western Conference Player of the Month eight times and has been named Western Conference Player of the Week 19 times ... Named Eastern Conference Player of the Month once and Eastern Conference Player of the Week once ... Named Western Conference Rookie of the Month twice ... Two-time scoring champion (2015 & 2017) and three-time assists champion (2018, 2019 & 2021) ... 2009 All-Rookie First Team selection ... Has appeared in 943 games (925 starts) for the Thunder, Rockets and Wizards ... Owns career averages of 23.2 points, 7.4 rebounds, 8.5 assists and 1.7 steals in 34.7 minutes ... One of only two players in NBA history to average a triple-double for an entire season, having done so in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2021 ... NBA’s all-time leader in triple-doubles (184) ... Scored in double figures in 904 games, including 599 games with 20+, 221 games with 30+, 50 games with 40+ and five games with 50+ points ... Recorded double-digit rebounds in 282 games, including 56 games with 15+ and four games with 20+ rebounds ... Had double-digit assists in 362 games, including 64 games with 15+ and eight games with 20+ assists ... Made multiple three-pointers in 280 games, including 23 games with 5+ triples and two games with eight three-pointers ... Had multiple steals in 485 games, including 32 games with 5+ takeaways and one game with a career-high eight steals ... Tallied 450 double-doubles, including 184 triple-doubles ... Playoffs: Has appeared in 111 playoff games (all starts) for the Thunder, Rockets and Wizards, averaging 24.6 points, 7.1 rebounds, 7.9 assists and 1.8 steals in 37.5 minutes ... Scored in double figures in 109 games, including 76 games with 20+, 27 games with 30+, seven games with 40+ and one 50-point game ... Made multiple three-pointers in 42 games, including three games with 5+ triples ... Had multiple steals in 61 games, including four games with 5+ takeaways ... Had double-digit rebounds in 25 games, including two games with 15+ and one game with 20+ boards ... Recorded double-digit assists in 36 games, including four games with 15+ assists ... Tallied 49 double-doubles, including 12 triple-doubles ... Career Transactions: Selected by the Seattle SuperSonics with the fourth overall pick in the 2008 NBA Draft ... Signed a multi-year contract with the Oklahoma City Thunder on January 19, 2012 ... Re-signed with the Thunder on August 4, 2016 ... Re-signed with the Thunder on September 29, 2017 ... Acquired by the Houston Rockets in exchange for Chris Paul and four first round picks on July 16, 2019 ... Acquired by the Washington Wizards in exchange for John Wall and a first round pick on December 2, 2020 ... Acquired by the Los Angeles Lakers along with three second round picks as part of a five-team trade that sent Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Montrezl Harrell, Kyle Kuzma, Spencer Dinwiddie, Aaron Holiday, Isaiah Todd and a second round pick to the Wizards, sent Isaiah Jackson to the Indiana Pacers, sent Nikola Milutinov and two second round picks to the Brooklyn Nets and sent Chandler Hutchison to the San Antonio Spurs on August 6, 2021


2008 All-Pac-10 Tournament First Team ... 2008 Pac-10 All-Defense selection ... 2008 Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year ... 2008 All-Pac-10 Third Team honoree ... Appeared in 75 games (35 starts), averaging 8.3 points, 2.4 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.0 steal in 21.9 minutes ... Shot 35.4 percent (35-99) from three-point range ... Scored in double figures in 31 games, including two 20-point contests ... Had multiple steals in 20 games ... Tallied one double-double ... 2007-08 (UCLA): All-Pac-10 Third Team ... Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year ... Pac-10 All-Defense ... All-Pac-10 Tournament First Team ... Appeared in 39 games (34 starts), averaging 12.7 points, 3.9 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 1.6 steals in 33.8 minutes ... Shot 33.8 percent (26-77) from three-point range ... Scored in double figures in 28 games, including two 20-point games ... Had multiple steals in 19 games ... Tallied one double-double ... Scored a career-high 22 points with three rebounds, two assists and two steals on 4/5 vs. Memphis ... Finished with 14 points, 11 rebounds, five assists and one steal on 3/27 vs. Western Kentucky ... Had 21 points, one rebound, three assists and one steal on 2/2 vs. Arizona ... 2006-07 (UCLA): Appeared in 36 games (one start), averaging 3.4 points in 9.0 minutes ... Scored in double figures three times ... Made his collegiate debut on 11/15 vs. BYU, playing two minutes


Son of Russell Westbrook and Shannon Horton ... Has a younger brother, Raynard ... He and his wife, Nina, have a son, Noah and twin daughters Skye and Jordyn ... Fan of the Dallas Cowboys ... Lists “Blue Chips” as his favorite movie ... Favorite music artist is Lil Wayne and favorite actor is Denzel Washington ... Enjoys bowling and shopping in his spare time ... Lists roller blading as his hidden talent ... Published his first book titled Style Drivers in 2017 ... Is predominantly left handed except when it comes to shooting a basketball ... Favorite subject in school was math ... Received the 2014- 15 season-long NBA Community Assist Award ... Won a gold medal as a member of Team USA at the 2012 Olympics and the 2010 FIBA World Cup ... Established the “Russell Westbrook Why Not? Foundation” in 2012 because he and his brother were brought up to ask “Why not?’ when they were told they couldn’t do something ... Foundation is dedicated to supporting community based education and family service programs while encouraging youth to believe in themselves ... In August of 2019, in partnership with LA Conservation Corps, launched the Westbrook/Brownstein Green Tech Program aimed at providing digital job skills to at-risk young adults ... In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, partnered with The Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles’ Angeleno Campaign to help raise financial assistance for L.A. families burdened by the outbreak ... Partnered with Houston Mayor Sylvestor Turner’s Office of Education and Comp-U-Dopt to provide children and families with computers needed to access classwork and digital learning resources since schools were practicing distance learning during the pandemic