Russell Westbrook facts for kids
Westbrook with the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2017
|No. 0 – Houston Rockets|
|Born||November 12, 1988
Long Beach, California
|High school||Leuzinger (Lawndale, California)|
|Listed height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Listed weight||200 lb (91 kg)|
|NBA Draft||2008 / Round: 1 / Pick: 4th overall|
|Selected by the Seattle SuperSonics|
|2008–2019||Oklahoma City Thunder|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at NBA.com|
Russell Westbrook III (born November 12, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is an eight-time NBA All-Star and earned the NBA Most Valuable Player Award in the 2016–17 season. He is also an eight-time All-NBA Team member, led the league in scoring in 2014–15 and 2016–17, and won back-to-back NBA All-Star Game Most Valuable Player awards in 2015 and 2016. In 2017, the year he won the league MVP award, Westbrook became one of two players in NBA history to average a triple-double for a season, along with Oscar Robertson in 1962. He also set a record for the most triple-doubles in a season, with 42. He went on to average a triple-double the following two seasons also, as well as lead the league in assists and become the first player to lead the league in points and assists in multiple seasons. He is currently second all-time in career triple-doubles in NBA history.
Westbrook played college basketball for the UCLA Bruins and earned third-team all-conference honors in the Pac-10. He was selected with the fourth overall pick in the 2008 NBA draft by the Seattle SuperSonics, who then relocated to Oklahoma City six days later. Westbrook has represented the United States national team twice, winning gold medals in the 2010 FIBA World Championship and the 2012 Olympics.
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