go to MSN.com
Found June 22, 2013 on Larry Brown Sports:

Via Larry Brown Sports:

Russell Westbrook may be injured, but that does not mean he has been forgotten by Oklahoma City Thunder fans. In fact, one fan even enlisted the Thunder guard’s help with a marriage proposal.

Charlie Bright, who is a recent Oklahoma graduate and huge Thunder fan, reached out to Westbrook with a Facebook message last week asking the Thunder star to assist him with a wedding proposal. It took a few days, but Westbrook got back to him and they arranged details.

According to The Oklahoman, Bright set things up so that Westbrook would tweet the bride-to-be at a specific time on Friday. Bright and his fiancee, Rachel Haycraft, were walking together and Bright encouraged her to check her Twitter. Then she says she faced a confluence of two crazy things — her favorite player, Russell Westbrook, mentioning her on Twitter, and her boyfriend proposing to her.

“I’m on Twitter a lot anyway, but I’ve never really had someone suggest, ‘Hey, why don’t you check Twitter right now,’” Haycraft told The Oklahoman. “But he asked me to get on there and I did and I saw on the app that Russell had mentioned me and I was like, ‘Why did Russell mention me?’ Then I looked at the tweet and was like, ‘Oh my gosh, this is crazy’. First of all that Russell Westbrook is tweeting at me and then that you are asking to marry me, it was all wrapped into one, it was crazy.”

Here’s the tweet in question:

After the Westbrook tweet went through, Bright got down on one knee and proposed to Haycraft. She said yes.

As you can tell from the photo, the two are huge Thunder fans. In fact, Bright told The Oklahoman that their first date was to a Thunder game. And now their upcoming wedding has a nice Thunder touch.

THE BACKYARD
RELATED ARTICLES

Russell Westbrook helps Thunder fan propose to girlfriend on Twitter

Russell Westbrook didn't have many opportunities to make fans smile during the playoffs, so he's taking the time during the offseason to make at least a couple of Thunder fans' day. Charlie Bright contacted the Thunder guard asking for his help purposing to his girlfriend Rachel Haycraft. Westbrook sent out the following tweet to his more than one million followers....

Russell Westbrook helps out Thunder fan’s marriage proposal on Twitter

For those of you trying to figure out a creative way to propose marriage to that special someone, you might want to take a page out of a Oklahoma City Thunder fan who used star guard Russell Westbrook to help propose to his girlfriend. A recent University of Oklahoma graduate Charlie Bright got in touch with Westbrook to put together the engagement plan for his girlfriend, Rachel...

Russell Westbrook With Best Assist of the Season; Helps Fan Propose Over Twitter

The Oklahoma City Thunder may have seen their season end a little too soon when Russell Westbrook saw his season, well--end too soon. That hasn't stopped the popular point guard from being a fan's player though. he proved that when he helped a fan propose by popping the question for him over Twitter. According to the Daily Thunder, Charlie Bright took Rachel Haycraft...

Thunder's Jeremy Lamb has fashion sense, too

Fashion has become a big part of the NBA these days -- especially for the Oklahoma City Thunder. Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant always like to show off their style off the court, but there's another OKC player to look out for. Thunder reserve shooting guard Jeremy Lamb let the world know this week his attire was getting attention long before his superstar teammates. ...

Improving the Oklahoma City Thunder

The Oklahoma City Thunder are unquestionably one of the best teams in the NBA. They were considered a lock for at least the Western Conference Finals berth again for the 2013 season and possibly competing to rewrite last season’s defeat to the Heat in the Finals. At the end of the day, even the best can use improvement. OKC has a few holes they could fill so that they are not exposed...

Oklahoma City Thunder’s Harden trade recap

Once apart of a great young core in OKC, Harden took on the same role as Durant as the leader of Houston. In 2012, the Oklahoma City Thunder ended a great season in the Finals to the champion Miami Heat. Although the series count of 4-1 does not illustrate exactly how competitive the series was, it was more than obvious that the Thunder were about one move away from dethroning the...

The Assist: Serge Ibaka and Keri Hilson boo’d up in Prive in Atlanta

Thunder big man Serge Ibaka was spotted out in Atlanta with his boo, singer Keri Hilson. The two hit up Prive in Atlanta on Friday. Cute couple, looks like they had a great time. Also on hand, singer and Diddy’s girl, Cassie, Fabolous and VH1 reality stars,TI and Tiny.   photos via KeriHilson.net

Russell Westbrook helps Oklahoma City fan propose to girlfriend

Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Russell Westbrook helped a fan propose to his girlfriend in a spectacularly coordinated Twitter effort.
Thunder News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

RUMORS & GOSSIP

Dan Snyder: New Redskins stadium in the works

Redskins owner Dan Synder told CSN Washington Wednesday that they have “started the process” of planning a new stadium. “Whether it’s Washington, D.C., whether it’s another stadium in Maryland, whether it’s a stadium in Virginia, we’ve started the process,” Snyder said. “We are going to push forward. We’ve started meeting with architectural firms. We are in...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
2 hours ago

Josh Shaw admits faking rescue story, suspended indefinitely

Twitter/@ThePeristyle On Tuesday, we learned that USC senior defensive back Josh Shaw may have made up a story about how he injured both of his ankles. According to Shaw, he injured them while he was rescuing his nephew from drowning at a family event. However, Trojans head football coach Steve Sarkisian told reporters that there were reports that contradicted his captain’s description...
Via College Spun
3 hours ago

Jeff Fisher goes on the attack, slams ESPN, Josina Anderson

NFL head coaches tend to have a relationship with their players that extend to off the football field themselves. They give off-field advice, tutor them on the issues that are presented to players in the real world and get offensive when players are unfarily scrutinized by the media and skeptics.  This is exactly what St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher did in defense of rookie...
Via Sportsnaut
6 hours ago

Peterson: ‘I work with the mindset of being the best ever’

The Minnesota Vikings are heading into yet another season where running back Adrian Peterson is expected to be one of the top backs in the league. Peterson has powered Minnesota’s offense for seven years already, and has amassed 10,115 yards and 86 touchdowns on 2,033 carries. Needless to say, he has put up big numbers on a Vikings’ offense that hasn’t had a good quarterback...
Via Sports-Glory
13 hours ago

Doc Rivers signs extension with Clippers through 2019

With a new owner in place, the Los Angeles Clippers are keeping their head coach and President of Basketball Operations, Doc Rivers. The Clippers announced on Wednesday that they have signed Rivers to a contract extension that lasts through the 2019 season. Breaking: Doc Rivers has agreed to a contract that will keep him with […]
Via Full Scale Sports
9 hours ago

Josh Gordon's one-year suspension upheld by NFL

  Mike Garafolo of Fox Sports reports that Browns WR Josh Gordon's one-year suspension for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy has been upheld. Gordon has released a statement regarding the decision: “I’d like to apologize to my teammates, coaches, the Cleveland Browns organization and our fans. I am very disappointed that the NFL and its hearing office didn’t...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
9 hours ago

Kobe: 'I would go 0-30 before I would go 0-9' from the floor

The Kobe documentary is shaping up to be must-see TV, especially if we are going to get more quotes like this. Gotham Chopra, the director of “Kobe Bryant’s Muse”, an upcoming documentary on Bryant, told a story about being with Kobe and watching the Nets and the Heat play. Recounts Chopra, “Deron Williams went like 0-9. I was like, ‘Can you believe Deron Williams went...
Via BlackSportsOnline
10 hours ago

Police: Jermain Taylor shot cousin several times, in custody

Former undisputed middleweight champion Jermain Taylor has been arrested and charged with first-degree domestic battery and aggravated assault in the shooting of his cousin, a Pulaski County (Arkansas) Sheriff’s Office spokesman told ESPN. The cousin remains in serious condition at an area hospital after being shot multiple times, the spokesperson, Lt. Carl Minden said. The incident...
Via Low Brow Sports
15 hours ago

Kevin Love to Glen Taylor: Focus on your own team

Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor took some parting shots at Kevin Love on Tuesday, pointing out some shortcomings in the star forward’s game and wondering out loud if he will be a good fit for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Love responded on Wednesday by basically telling Taylor to worry about himself. Love’s message during an appearance […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 hours ago

CBS Sports to launch 'We Need to Talk,' first all-female show

After much speculation, CBS Sports announced Tuesday that they’ll be debuting the first-ever all-female sports show. “We Need To Talk” will be hosted, produced, and directed by women. Leslie Visser, Amy Trask, Tracy Wolfson, Dana Jacobson and Allie LaForce will host the show, which premieres Tuesday, Sept. 30 at 10 p.m. ET on CBS Sports Network. “From the moment news of...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.