He declared himself eligible for the 2008 NBA Draft. Also, the Seattle SuperSonics selected him in the first round with the fourth overall choice. His undergraduate love interest is Nina Earl. She is his wife. The couple wed on August 29, 2015. On May 16, 2017, their son, Noah Russell Westbrook, was born.
His salary is 41 million dollars. The sum of Westbrook’s compensation earnings from basketball after signing a new contract in 2017 worth 85.6 million dollars is nearly around $102,723,800. He is the fifth-highest paid player. He makes an additional $12 million through endorsement deals. It is with well-known companies like Nike/Jordan and Subway.
Westbrook also runs a car dealership in the Los Angeles area where he lives. Westbrook roughly made $60 million annually in 2018. Westbrook will exceed athletes like LeBron James and James Harden by the time his deal expires. He is one of the richest athletes in the entire country of America.
|Full Name||Russell Westbrook|
|Born||November 12, 1988|
|Profession||Basketball Player, Entrepreneur|
|Net Worth||41 million dollar|
The wage cap and his current contract with the Thunder have allowed the 29-year-old to make a staggering $38.6 million. On September 29, 2017, it was revealed that Westbrook had signed the richest NBA contract ever. It is a five-year, $206 million extension to his existing agreement, bringing the total value of his contracts to $231 million. His contract is worth $3 million more than James Harden’s. James is the previous record holder.
In an off-market deal, reality television star Scott Disick paid $4.65 million to Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook. He is the owner of the Lamborghini Aventador, GMC, and Rolls-Royce car brands.
Russell was a point guard when he enrolled at Leuzinger High School. He was barely 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighed 140 pounds at the time. He began scoring over 25 points per game, and he emerged as a promising college basketball prospect.
Russell was enlisted by coach Ben Howland to play for the UCLA Bruins. The UCLA scholarship was taken after he declared all other offers. In 2006, he enrolled in college as a freshman. He served primarily as a defender and a spark off the bench throughout the season.
Additionally, he averaged 12.7 points, 3.9 rebounds, 4.7 assists, and 1.6 steals for the entire season. Russell was selected to the All-Pac-10 Third Team. He was voted the Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year. After two years at UCLA, he made the decision to forgo his remaining two years and enter the 2008 NBA draft.
He was chosen by the Seattle SuperSonics in the 2008 NBA Draft. Later on, in July 2008, he joined the Oklahoma City Thunder. In March 2009, Russell’s triple-double debut included 17 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists. He also averaged 15.3 points, 5.3 assists, 4.9 rebounds, and 1.3 steals throughout the course of that season.
He was chosen by the NBA head coaches as a Western Conference reserve for the 2011 NBA All-Star Game. It is a result of his strong performance. He averaged 21.9 points, 8.2 assists, 4.6 rebounds, and 1.9 steals for the whole season. Russell Westbrook was later re-chosen for the NBA All-Star Game in 2012. He concluded the season with an average of 23.6 points, 5.5 assists, 4.6 rebounds, and 1.7 steals.
Due to an injury in April 2013, Russell was ruled out for the remainder of the playoffs. He made a comeback to the game in December 2013. It is after missing the first two games of the 2013–14 season.
He was able to keep competing even after he had recovered from an injury. Additionally, he contributed to the Thunder’s victories in the season’s final two games in 2014–15. Russell received the most votes to start in his first All-Star Game in 2016. The same year he won his second MVP award.
The Thunder led the series 3-1 during the 2016 campaign. However, the Warriors overcame them 4-3 in the playoffs. In August 2016, Russell and Thunder agreed to a three-year, $85.7 million contract. In addition, he was averaging 30.8 points, 10.7 rebounds, and 10.5 assists per game after 41 games of the season.
Russell received the NBA’s Most Valuable Player Award in June 2017. In addition, he agreed to $205 million. It is a five-year agreement with Thunder in September 2017. However, the Thunder were eliminated in the first round of the 2018–19 season. Russell was dealt to the Houston Rockets in July 2019. It is in exchange for Chris Paul, an All-Star.
Russell Westbrook also became the third player in NBA history to reach 19,000 points, 6,000 rebounds, and 7,000 assists in January 2020. However, the COVID-19 pandemic forced the suspension of the 2019–2020 NBA season. Additionally, he tested positive for COVID-19 in July 2020.
But after a month, he felt better and returned to his squad for the league’s resumption. Russell had his worst season ever that year, averaging 17.9 points, 7.0 rebounds, and 4.6 assists. He was traded to the Washington Wizards for John Wall. It is for the 2020–2021 campaign. The Wizards had a 34-38 record at the end of that season. He was later traded to the Los Angeles Lakers in 2021.
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