Russell Westbrook is a handsome and experienced professional American basketball player who is known to play for his team Washington Wizards which is the team of the National Basketball League also known as the NBA. He is also known to have played basketball and set many records during his professional career which helped him win many awards and titles. He plays at the position of Point guard for his team.
Russell Westbrook was born on November 12, 1988, in Long Beach, California in the United States of America. He was born to his father Russell Westbrook Jr and his mother Shannon Horton he grew up in Hawthorne along with his younger brother Raynard Westbrook.
For his education, Russell attended Leuzinger High School. After his high school graduation, he attended the University of California located in Los Angeles in California in the United States of America where he majored in the field of sports as he was sure about his basketball career.
Russell Westbrook Career
Russell started playing basketball with his childhood best friend Bars 3 who died due to an enlarged heart during the play. He scored 25.1 points on average during his senior year and in the same season, he recorded 14 double-doubles and more than 30 points with a career-best at 51 points on January 6, 2006. He was offered a scholarship from the head coach Ben Howland to play for UCLA Bruins after Jordan Farmer declared for the NBA draft.
In 2006-07 which was his freshman year, he played as a backup to Darren Collison and was used as a defender and energy player off the bench. He then scored an average of 3.4 points and in the next, he was announced as the starter as Collison was injured. He decided to enter the 2008 NBA Draft and leave the finals of UCLA.
He was selected in the NBA Draft by the Seattle Supersonics and played for Oklahoma City and became the Thunder after 6 days. He signed the contract for NBA on July 5, 2008, and recorded his first career triple-double on March 2, 2009, where he scored 17 points. Russell scored an average of 15.3 points and finished fourth in the 2008-09 NBA Rookie of the Year. On November 26, 2010, he scored a career-high of 43 points against the Indiana Pacers, and on December 1, 2010, he scored an average of 38 and won against New Jersey Nets.
On March 23, 2012, Russell scored a career-high of 45 points and had an overtime win over Minnesota Timberwolves. Russell suffered through an injury in his right knee in the 2013- 14 season and returned on December 25, 2013, when she scored 14 points and beat the New York Knicks. On March 4, 2014, Russell recorded his second triple-double and recorded 13 points in just 20 minutes, and won over the Philadelphia 76ers. In February 2015, Russell’s team won over the New Orleans pelicans and scored a new career-high to 48 points.
On July 16, 2019, Russell signed a contract with the Houston Rockets where he debuted with a loss against Milwaukee Bucks. On January 9, 2020, he made his return to Oklahoma City as a visitor where he scored 34 points. Later the 2020 season was suspended due to the pandemic after which he made his debut with Wizards on December 23, 2020. On may 16, 2021, he win over the Charlotte Hornet after which he won the next game on June 1, 2021, winning against the Philadelphia 76ers.
Russell Westbrook Biography
|Real Name||Russell Westbrook Jr.|
|Birth Date||12 November 1988|
|Age (as of 2021)||32 Years|
|Birth Place||Long Beach, California, United States|
|Height||in feet inches – 6’ 1” – in Centimeters – 191 cm|
|Weight||in Kilograms – 91 kg – in Pounds – 200 lbs|
|Chest Size||42.5 inches|
|Waist Size||36 inches|
|Biceps Size||16 inches|
|Shoe Size||14 (U.S.)|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
|Eye Color||Light Brown|
|Father||Russell Westbrook Sr.|
|School||Leuzinger High School|
|Is he a Gay?||No|
|Favorite Pro Team||Dallas Cowboys (Football team)|
|Favorite Athlete||Magic Johnson|
|Favorite Movies||Blue Chips (1994), The Hunger Games (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)|
|Favorite TV Show||Everybody Hates Chris (2005-2009), Martin (1992-1997)|
As for Russell’s dating life, he is currently married to his wife Nina Earl. The couple married each other in 2015 and currently live happily together with their family. The couple has three children together with a son and twin daughters. Russell is not known to have dated before or has not been previously engaged.
Rusell Westbrook Net Worth
As a professional basketball player, Russell earns an estimated net worth of $ 160 million USD. He is known to be one of the highest-paid professional basketball players who has been listed in the Top 100 richest basketball players in history. He is still playing for the NBA team so his net worth is still expected to increase.
- Russell is known to have won titles like Pac -10 All-Defensive Team, Pac -10 Defensive Player of the Year Third Team All Pac -10 in 2008.
- He has won the title of NBA Assists leader thrice.
- Russell has also won the award of NBA scoring championship twice.
- He also won the All NBA Third Team title twice.
- Russell won the All-NBA Second Team Title five times.
- Russell was awarded the NBA All-Star Award 9 times.