HoopsHype Russell Westbrook rumors


February 16, 2015 Updates

So they’ll get where they need to go, but what will Westbrook do differently this postseason after the criticisms of him reached a fever pitch a year ago in OKC’s flameout against the Spurs in the conference finals? If you ask LeBron, which I did, the answer is … “Be Russell Westbrook. Stop caring about what everybody else thinks. He doesn’t have to change.” I pressed LeBron on what he meant by that — caring about what everyone else thinks. “Just be yourself,” James said, repeating himself. “That’s all. That’s all that matters. Russell Westbrook is one of the best gifted talents this game has ever seen. And he goes out every night and proves that and shows that. I don’t need to tell him anything. He’s doing great. SheridanHoops

February 15, 2015 Updates
February 14, 2015 Updates

Westbrook is quickly shooting up the list of the NBA’s most sought after players. In addition to his clothing line, Westbrook XO, and his signature eyewear, Westbrook Frames, he also has a signature Jordan Brand shoe set to release in June. Westbrook also has partnered with Subway, U.S. Cellular, Mountain Dew, Zenith Watches, True Religion, Six Star Pro Nutrition and King and Jaxs, a designer underwear company. He’s also endorsed Ozarka Water and BancFirst. Oklahoman

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February 8, 2015 Updates

The NBA announced its four legends for the Shooting Stars competition at All-Star Weekend, going away from the traditional city-affiliated teams, which enables Stephen Curry to be joined by his father, Dell, on Team Curry. Other legends who will participate are Dominique Wilkins, Scottie Pippen, and Penny Hardaway. Chris Bosh, Anthony Davis, and Russell Westbrook are leading their teams, while Swin Cash, Elena Della Donne, Sue Bird, and Tamika Catchings are the WNBA players participating. Boston Globe

February 5, 2015 Updates

Team Bosh will compete against Team Curry featuring NBA player Stephen Curry, NBA Legend Dell Curry and WNBA player Sue Bird, Team Davis consisting of NBA player Anthony Davis, NBA Legend Scottie Pippen and WNBA player Elena Delle Donne and Team Westbrook involving NBA player Russell Westbrook, NBA Legend Anfernee ‘Penny’ Hardaway and WNBA player Tamika Catchings. NBA.com

February 2, 2015 Updates

Zach Lowe: OKC since KD came back on 12/31 is 21st in points per possession -- tied with the Wolves. The team just isn't right, even when whole. Perhaps all they need is time. But it's February. It's not "now or never," but it's also not November anymore. OKC's pts/poss only barely better in that time w both KD and Russ on floor. Can't recall long stretch when a healthy OKC stagnated like this Twitter @ZachLowe_NBA

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