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Russell Westbrook
Russell Westbrook
Position: G
Born: 11/12/88
Height: 6-3 / 1.91
Weight:186 lbs. / 84.8 kg.
Salary: $35,665,000
Alex Kennedy: Ben Simmons was asked if he’s worried about Joel Embiid and Russell Westbrook getting into it this weekend since they’re on the same All-Star team. Ben smiled and said, “Hopefully [Joel] can stir some things up over there.”

In a media session that lasted more than eight minutes, Westbrook said he’s been disengaged from the conversation surrounding his game since he started playing basketball when he was eight years old. “I’ve been blessed with the talent to not give a (expletive),” Westbrook said. “Regardless of what happens, it doesn’t change the way I live, what I think. I have an unbelievable family. Great friends. An unbelievable life. Unbelievable job. I make a lot of money at my job. I’m extremely blessed, thankful, humble. I haven’t been in trouble. I don’t cause no problems. I’m perfectly fine. I’m living my best life and I can’t complain one bit. He say, she say, what somebody says about shooting, passing, dribbling, every year it’s something … they’ve got to make up something about me, which is fine, it’s good. One thing I always know is if they’re not talking about you you’re doing something right.”
Then, Westbrook was asked about if the criticism is part of what has made him so successful. “It’s something I’ve had to fight through my whole life,” Westbrook said. “It’s the reason I have the motto of ‘Why Not.’ It’s what I really believe in. It’s truly what I stand by because there are many people in the world that will let somebody or people tell them they can or can not do something. ‘Oh that can’t happen again. You can’t do that again. You may never see that again.’ “Those words I don’t use in my vocabulary ‘Can’t. Never.’ It doesn’t work. Why not me? Why not be able to do something to change the culture, change basketball, change the way it’s played? I just think differently man, and that’s how I’ve always thought.”