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Russell Westbrook announces birth of son on Instagram

Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook made it very clear in his exit interview that his focus for the near future was on his impending son, Noah.Westbrook told the media that he was unsure about what he was going to do as far as his future in OKC goes, and that his focus was on his wife, helping her take care of baby Noah, when he comes.Well, he arrived on Tuesday. They say...
Via The Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook 'likes' video of Popovich blasting Pachulia

Russell Westbrook’s season may be over, but his pettiness levels are still at an all-time high.On Monday, Westbrook liked a video on Instagram of San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich going off on Golden State Warriors center Zaza Pachulia for the play that injured Kawhi Leonard in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals, per Carson Cunningham of KOCO-TV. In the rant, Popovich...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockets owner Leslie Alexander fined $100,000 for confronting official

Late in the first quarter of Tuesday’s playoff game against the Oklahoma City Thunder, Houston Rockets owner Leslie Alexander confronted referee Bill Kennedy.The league announced on Wednesday (via Dan Feldman, NBC Sports) that Alexander had been fined $100,000 as a result of his meddling.While owners confronting officials isn’t common, it’s not unprecedented, either. Dallas...
Via Sportsnaut
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Westbrook hasn’t ‘even thought about’ contract extension

The Oklahoma City Thunder’s season has come to a disappointing end after losing in five games in its first-round series to the Houston Rockets courtesy of Tuesday's 105-99 loss.With that in mind, perhaps it’s not all that surprising that Russell Westbrook says he hasn’t had a chance to think about the future, specifically whether he’ll sign a long-term contract extension...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Westbrook takes shot at Rockets for laughing at Roberson

Near the end of the Houston Rockets’ win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday, Houston decided to hack OKC guard Andre Roberson.It worked like a charm. Roberson missed all but two of the eight free throws he attempted in the final minutes (he was 2-for-12 for the game). The Rockets overcame a deficit to escape with a 113-109 win and a 3-1 stranglehold on the series.While Roberson...
Via Sportsnaut
April 24, 2017  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook confronts reporter for question about Thunder bench

Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook was not happy with a question about his team’s bench play after a tough 113-109 loss to the Houston Rockets in Game 4.Berry Tramel of the Oklahoman asked center Steven Adams about the team’s struggles when Westbrook goes to the bench, asking if he felt opponents got an energy boost from seeing the point guard out of the game...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 23, 2017  |  Discuss

40 Nights of Hate: Russell Westbrook and everybody who loves him

(Editor's Note: Today's article continues our 2017 NBA Playoffs basketball coverage called 40 Nights of Hate, as the next two months of our lives will be devoted to the greatest postseason basketball tournament known to mankind. Some of our arguments will be rational, many others will be irrational. To hate is to love, as the basketball gods toy with our lives like James Harden does...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
April 21, 2017  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook again insists the basketball is his only friend

Russell Westbrook has doubled-down on his previous claim that comes playoff time, the basketball is his only friend.“I think y’all misunderstood what I was saying,” Westbrook told reporters Tuesday at Thunder practice, via Ball Don’t Lie. “Y’all didn’t understand the importance of what I was saying. Y’all think it’s a joke or some (expletive). This is a serious...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
April 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Westbrook's MVP Waterloo and the death of the NBA individualist

Russell Westbrook will probably be the NBA's new MVP. The Oklahoma City Thunder point guard deserves it, too: he's made history by averaging a triple-double in a season forged for the ages. His 2016-17 assault shall be remembered as one of the most bombastic campaigns of basketball individualism of all time-even the haters can grant him that handily. But there's a lot of debate to...
Via RealGM - NBA
April 17, 2017  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook knocks Nuggets out of playoff contention with buzzer-beater

Russell Westbrook wanted to make sure nobody slighted him in the MVP race, so he came out on Sunday and went for another 50-point triple-double, capping it off with a 3-pointer from deep at the buzzer to beat the Denver Nuggets.The Thunder were down 105-103 in Denver with 2.9 seconds left. Westbrook got the ball well beyond the 3-point line and shot it as time was about to expire...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 09, 2017  |  Discuss
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