Russell Westbrook RUMORS & NEWS

  • The Thunder Came Very Close to Drafting Brook Lopez Over Russell Westbrook in 2008

    Complex "If the Thunder didn’t have Russell Westbrook on their team right now, there’s a pretty good chance they wouldn’t be up 3-1 in the Western Conference Finals against the Warriors. Hell, if the Thunder didn’t have Russell Westbrook on their team right now, there’s a pretty good chance they wouldn’t..." May 25

  • Green explains kick, cites Westbrook 'acting'

    ESPN "Draymond Green repeated his assertion that his kick to the groin of Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams was accidental, while also pushing back against Russell Westbrook's statement that he thought the kick was intentional. "You know Russell [Westbrook] said I did it on purpose, but he's..." May 23

  • The NBA Admitted That Russell Westbrook Traveled During A Crucial Moment Of Game 1

    Dime Magazine "On Monday night, the Oklahoma City Thunder stunned the Golden State Warriors with a 108-102 Game 1 victory at Oracle Arena, stealing home-court advantage in the Western Conference Finals. But instead of talking about that, everybody is talking about a controversial missed call in the final..." May 17

  • Russell Westbrook on guarding Steph Curry: 'He's not nothing I haven't seen'

    CBS Sports "Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry is the first unanimous MVP winner in NBA history and just completed a regular season where he was the first scoring leader to reach the 50-40-90 club. Or in Curry's case, the 50-45-90 club as he shot 50.4 percent from the floor, 45.4 percent from..." May 16

  • Russell Westbrook takes blame for Tony Parker having wide open shot

    Larry Brown Sports "The Oklahoma City Thunder had an embarrassing defensive breakdown late in their Game 3 loss to the San Antonio Spurs on Friday night, and Russell Westbrook is taking the blame for it. With less than five minutes remaining and the score tied, Tony Parker was given the ball in transition and..." May 07

  • Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook Argued on Sidelines as Thunder's Lead Dwindled

    The Big Lead "Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook arguing on the sidelines is the type of thing that will be nothing if the Thunder pull out the game, and something if they do not. Leading San Antonio 85-76 midway through the fourth quarter, OKC gave up two quick three-pointers to Danny Green, and the lead..." May 03

  • Russell Westbrook Tells Mavericks Fan & His Wife To "Shut The F*ck Up"

    Black Sports Online "Not sure what the guy said to Westbrook, it is unclear on the audio. Whatever it was it provoked Westbrook to tell the fan to STFU (shut the f*ck up). He was fined for $25k for cursing at the fan." April 26

  • Westbrook, KD roast Villanueva: 'Might not be in the league' next year

    Hoops Hype "Mavs forward Charlie Villanueva took to disrupting Russell Westbrook‘s pre-game routine, which involves some dancing, during the Dallas-Oklahoma City series. He did it again Monday night. Westbrook, who dropped 36 points in the final contest of the series, was asked about it after the game and..." April 26

  • Durant on Mark Cuban: 'He's an idiot'

    SLAM Online "After hearing about Mark Cuban’s comments about teammate Russell Westbrook’s superstardom status, Kevin Durant made sure his words were loud and clear regarding the Mavericks’ owner. Listen to what KD said after OKC finished off Dallas: " April 26

  • Mark Cuban Says Kevin Durant Is the Only Superstar on the Thunder

    Complex "If Russell Westbrook goes off in Game 4 tonight against the Dallas Mavericks, blame Mark Cuban. After a string of solid performances in their series by Westbrook which included back-to-back games of 25+ points and 15+ assists, Cuban told ESPN's Tim McMahon that Russ' teammate Kevin Durant is the..." April 26

  • NBA fines Russell Westbrook, Kevin Durant for Game 4 violations

    ESPN "The NBA has fined Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant for violations in Game 4 of their Western Conference playoff series with the Mavericks. Westbrook was fined $25,000 on Sunday for directing inappropriate language at a fan in Dallas after he was fouled by Salah Mejri on a..." April 24

  • Dirk glad Westbrook stuffed him: 'I probably woulda got hung on the rim'

    Uproxx "Dirk Nowitzki was the unfortunate victim of Russell Westbrook’s athleticism in Game 3, with Westbrook viciously blocking Dirk’s dunk attempt. It was a spectacular moment for Westbrook, and a depressing one for Dirk…or was it? As Dirk told Tim McMahon of ESPN, Westbrook’s block might have actually..." April 22

  • Thunder's Russell Westbrook is sick and tired of talking about dancing

    CBS Sports "The Oklahoma City Thunder and Dallas Mavericks are tied 1-1 in their first-round playoff series, and Kevin Durant had a historically awful shooting night on Monday. All anyone wants to talk about, though, is Mavericks forward Charlie Villanueva (and Justin Anderson, but the rookie has largely gone..." April 20

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    Royce Young @royceyoung

    Durant on Villanueva's pregame dance interruption: "That's fake sh--."

    Westbrook: "That's for the guys that don't play."

  • Russell Westbrook records second-fastest triple-double in NBA history

    The Oklahoman "Russell Westbrook passed to Anthony Morrow for a historic assist: Air ball. The next Thunder possession, Morrow didn't disappoint. Westbrook passed it right back to him and Morrow swished a 3, giving Westbrook a rare halftime triple-double. “I didn’t know it was to get the triple-double,”..." April 12

  • Russell Westbrook argues with referee, says "I got one daddy"

    The Oklahoman "Russell Westbrook had an eventful visit to Denver on Tuesday night. The Thunder point guard grabbed headlines for registering his 17th triple-double of the season, which tied Magic Johnson for the most in a single season in the past 27 seasons. But before he put a bow on his triple-double,..." April 07

  • Russell Westbrook ties Magic Johnson for most triple-doubles in past 30 years

    ESPN "It took only 27 minutes and three quarters, but Russell Westbrook tied Magic Johnson for the most triple-doubles in a single season in the past 30 years with 13 points, 14 rebounds and 12 assists in the Oklahoma City Thunder's 124-102 romp of the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday. Westbrook, who was..." April 06

  • Cavs' James, Thunder's Westbrook collect Players of Month honors "The Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James and the Oklahoma City Thunder's Russell Westbrook today were named the Kia NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Month, respectively, for games played in March. James ranked second in the East in scoring (25.6 ppg) and fifth in assists (7.1 apg)..." April 05

  • Animosity grows between Reggie Jackson, the Thunder and Russell Westbrook in Detroit win

    The Oklahoman "Reggie Jackson had a late dunk to put Detroit up five. Then Russell Westbrook fumbled away a crucial turnover. A few moments later, Westbrook clawed the Thunder back in it with a desperation three. But Jackson sealed the Pistons' 88-82 win over Oklahoma City on Tuesday night with four clutch..." March 30

  • Russell Westbrook's triple-doubles have led to Thunder success

    ESPN "When Russell Westbrook breaks into the open court, it's the kind of heart-stopping, hold-your-breath, what's-he-gonna-do-here moment that has few rivals in sports. You see it happening, right when he decides to turn on the jets, that split second before the acceleration kicks in. He drops his..." March 24

  • Thunder Stagger Minutes Of Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook For Entire Game

    Real GM Basketball "Basketball analysts have long criticized the Oklahoma City Thunder for not staggering the minutes of Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook across the tenures of both Scott Brooks and Billy Donovan. For the first time in an entire game, Donovan made sure either Durant or Westbrook were on the floor..." February 25

  • Russell Westbrook wins MVP in Kobe Bryant’s farewell All-Star game

    The Oklahoman "The entire Western Conference bench was introduced to Toronto's packed crowd. Then two of its starters followed, with the buzz slowly building. But before Kobe Bryant made his slow, anticipated entrance — complete with a long ovation and two jumbotron tribute montages before the opening tip —..." February 15

  • Russell Westbrook on Lakers speculation: “Nah, I like where I am now”

    Pro Basketball Talk "No matter what Russell Westbrook does, he cannot escape the rumors that have followed him for years. He grew up in Los Angeles and played college basketball at UCLA—so, it’s only logical that when he hits free agency in the summer of 2017, he’ll look to sign with the Lakers, right? Westbrook..." February 14

  • Russell Westbrook a Realistic Possibility for Knicks

    Yahoo! Sports "As a young NBA coach, the fastest path to losing a locker room comes this way: Behave like a player. To fly to California and visit a girlfriend in the middle of the New York Knicks' training camp – engaging Matt Barnes in a Tom-and-Jerry tussle-and-chase – cost Derek Fisher dearly. Fisher lost..." February 09

  • Russell Westbrook wins point guard matchup with John Wall as Thunder tops Wizards

    The Oklahoman "John Wall is taller than Russell Westbrook and the rare point guard who can present a challenge for the Thunder’s lightning quick lead man in a footrace. So without his typical height and speed advantage on Monday night, Westbrook went to the power game. On three of the Thunder’s first four..." February 02

  • Lakers believe Russell Westbrook coming in 2017

    Pro Basketball Talk "Go to your local grocery store and buy a box of Kosher salt (the good stuff) for this one. You’re going to need it. Lakers management does believe that in the next couple summers they are going to land a major free agent that is going to quickly change the 9-40 team’s fortunes. Someone who can..." February 01

  • Mitchell: Westbrook struggled at the point at first, too

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The man who now coaches Zach LaVine remembers a time not that long ago when Oklahoma City All-Star Russell Westbrook wasn’t the point guard he is now. “I remember three, four, five years ago when people said nobody could play with Westbrook,” Wolves interim head coach Sam Mitchell..." January 16

  • As a duo, Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook playing at historic levels

    ESPN "Kevin Durant is an unapologetic stathead. He knows exactly what he's averaging. Knows exactly what he's shooting in a game. Knows how many turnovers he's committed. He'll even sometimes stop and chat up the Thunder's home scorekeepers during a break in play to make sure he's got it all..." January 08

  • Jalen Rose says John Wall spending $47000 at strip club is charitable

    Complex "Earlier this week, we showed you a video of John Wall making it rain at a strip club in Dallas. He reportedly spent almost $50,000 at the club and had dollar bills flying everywhere during his time there. On an episode of the Jalen & Jacoby podcast that was recorded right after the video hit..." December 18

  • Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook take shots at Reggie Jackson

    Larry Brown Sports "After spending the first three full seasons of his NBA career with the Thunder, Reggie Jackson was traded to the Pistons in February. Detroit apparently saw enough from Jackson after the trade that they were confident enough in his abilities to offer him a five-year contract worth $80..." November 29

  • Durant denies Westbrook rift: 'We're like family'

    Fox Sports "Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Kevin Durant was inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame on Thursday night, and had Thunder teammate Russell Westbrook present the award to him. The gesture signifies the strength of their friendship, in spite of the annual rumors that the two stars don't get..." November 22

  • The evolution of Russell Westbrook is complete

    ESPN "Russell Westbrook doesn't like talking about himself. Well, he doesn't really like talking about anything with the media (except clothes), but especially himself. Ask the Thunder point guard about how he's playing or ridiculous things he's doing and he'll likely start the answer with, "My job..." November 19

  • From the Bottom to the Top: The Russell Westbrook Story

    Bleacher Report "Newcastle High School sits 25 minutes south of Oklahoma City, jutting out from the flat land and abruptly buttressing itself, like an invasion of modernity on the edge of sleepy Route 62. Inside the gym is an inferno of a man with glowing eyes. He is not skinny. Cut from marble, in fact. He is..." November 13

  • Kevin Durant: Westbrook And I Put Each Other On Best Player Pedestal

    Real GM Basketball "Kevin Durant said this week he believes Russell Westbrook is the best player on the Oklahoma City Thunder and was asked to explain the next day. Durant labeled himself the world's best player in the past. "That's how I feel. And he feels the same about me,” Durant said of Westbrook. “We hold..." November 06

  • Kevin Durant calls Russell Westbrook Thunder’s best player

    Pro Basketball Talk "A few months ago, Kevin Durant was calling himself the world’s best player. Now – after averaging 29.2 points on 49.5% shooting with 6.2 rebounds and 1.6 blocks per game, mind you – he says he’s not even the Thunder’s best player. He gives that title to Russell Westbrook. Durant, via..." November 05

  • Bet with friend motivated Russell Westbrook to win 2015 All-Star MVP

    CBS Sports "At the 2015 All-Star game, Russell Westbrook put on a show by scoring 41 points and taking home the game's MVP award. Westbrook's All-Star performance was simply masterful, especially since he was fell just short of either tying or passing Wilt Chamberlain's all-time scoring record of 42..." September 14

  • Russell Westbrook is Reportedly Getting Hitched This Weekend

    Complex "In two days Russell Westbrook is finally getting a ring. It's not exactly a championship one but, still, it's a decent consolation. Roughly a year ago the OKC star proposed to his longtime girlfriend Nina Earl (whose Instagram you can scroll through here). He did so with an engagement ring that..." August 28

  • NBA Exec Expects Harden and Westbrook to Team Up With Lakers

    Black Sports Online "Westbrook becomes an unrestricted free agent in 2017, Harden the following year. While doing a story on if the mystique of the Lakers is still big enough to attract free agent, ESPN got this interesting nugget from an NBA executive. “They don’t have the same pull, but they do have the city,..." June 30

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    Russell Westbrook @russwest44

    Blessed to be on the cover of #NBALIVE16! The Brodie is onnnnnnnnn!!! Let’s get it @EASPORTSNBA #RiseTogether #whynot

  • 2014-2015 All NBA Teams named "The NBA announced today that Pelicans forward Anthony Davis has been named to the 2014-15 All-NBA First Team. The distinction is the first in Davis’ three years in the NBA. Davis, 6-10, 220, led the NBA in Player Impact Estimate (PIE), which measures a player's overall statistical contribution..." May 21

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    Dwain Price @DwainPrice

    The MVP vote finished: 1. Curry 2. Harden 3. LeBron 4. Westbrook, 5. Davis. I voted: 1. Curry 2. Harden 3. Westbrook 4. LeBron 5. Davis.

  • Is Kobe trying to recruit Westbrook to Lakers ... and is it working?

    Fox Sports "Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook took some criticism nationally after taking 43 shots against Indiana on Sunday. He scored 54 points, but the Thunder lost to the Pacers, leading some to say that Westbrook should have gotten his teammates more involved. Coming to his defense was none..." April 16

  • Russell Westbrook drops 37 in finale, wins NBA scoring title

    The Score "The final day of the regular season was a perfect storm for Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook: Must-win game, lame-duck opponent secretly hoping to lose, scoring title up for grabs. Westbrook has had more than his share of jaw-dropping individual performances this season, his..." April 16

  • Russell Westbrook scores 36 as Thunder beats Portland

    The Oklahoman "Russell Westbrook bristled at the question, probably because by now he expects everyone to know his feelings on the matter. And so when he was asked before Monday night’s game against Portland whether he cherished playing even more after being granted leniency by the league office, Westbrook..." April 14

  • Kobe Bryant takes to Twitter to defend Russell Westbrook

    Pro Basketball Talk "While Russell Westbrook has been putting up ridiculous lines and racking up triple-doubles seemingly nightly, his efficiency and the volume of his shooting has come into question. With some reason. Back on April 1 he was 10-of-32 shooting. April 3 it was 5-of-20. April 5 it was 12-of-29. You..." April 14

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    Darnell Mayberry @DarnellMayberry

    Russell Westbrook's 16th technical foul from Sunday at Indiana has been rescinded, the NBA has announced.

  • Russell Westbrook picks up 16th technical foul, will be suspended Monday if not rescinded

    Pro Basketball Talk "Russell Westbrook scored a career-high 54 points on Sunday trying desperately keep the Oklahoma City Thunder’s playoff chances alive — still OKC lost to Indiana 116-104. That leaves them tied with New Orleans for the final playoff spot in the West with two games to go (New Orleans has the tie..." April 13

  • NBA rescinds Westbrook's 16th technical; no suspension

    The Score "The Oklahoma City Thunder won't have to continue their playoff chase without Russell Westbrook, after all. The NBA announced Monday that Westbrook's technical foul in Sunday's loss to the Indiana Pacers - his 16th tech of the season - has been rescinded. Westbrook would have been facing a..." April 13

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    Royce Young @royceyoung

    Russell Westbrook's technical foul against the Suns has been rescinded. He now has 14 on the season.

  • NBA MVP odds: Stephen Curry the heavy favorite, LeBron's out

    CBS Sports "On Tuesday, I wrote about how the MVP race is down to a two-man race. One of the Sportsbook agrees. The odds are off the books at and (the two I typically use for these posts, as well as at PinnacleSports).But released their odds Wednesday, and it's pretty..." April 01