Posts Tagged ‘Russell Westbrook’

Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Russell Westbrook

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — What’s the only way to top sitting up close and rocking out at a Taylor Swift concert? Why, marrying your college sweetheart, of course. So a hearty All Ball congratulations to Oklahoma City point guard Russell Westbrook, who tied the knot yesterday with longtime girlfriend Nina Earl. Westbrook himself commemorated the occasion via social media…

Russell Westbrook really enjoyed the Taylor Swift concert

ALL BALL NERVE CENTERTaylor Swift started her run of concerts in Los Angeles with Kobe Bryant presenting her with a banner, and last night, Oklahoma City point guard (and Los Angeles native) Russell Westbrook — who as we previously noted, is a huge Taylor Swift fan — attended her show and got his groove on…

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Russell Westbrook makes LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony crack up

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — So here’s the drill: Someone passes you the ball, and you catch it and then are allowed to have two dribbles before you must to shoot the ball. At least, that’s the drill they were running yesterday at USA Basketball practice yesterday. And when Russell Westbrook caught it in the post, took two dribbles and then for some reason decided not to shoot the ball, it sent LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony into hysterics.

Russell Westbrook loves Taylor Swift

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — When your season is over and you’re driving around in your car with the sunroof open and the windows down and the weather is nice and you’re feeling pretty good and that new Taylor Swift song comes on the radio and you are kinda nodding your head and starting to feel the beat and then Taylor starts singing, what exactly are you supposed to do?

If you’re Russell Westbrook, you sing along with her. Take it away, Russ…

BAD BLOOD!!!! @taylorswift .. Banger!!!!!

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Russell Westbrook recommends Pitch Perfect 2

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — What do you do when you’re an NBA players and your team is out of the playoffs? Why not go to the movies? This is apparently what Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook did last night, as he not only tweeted that he saw and enjoyed the forthcoming film Pitch Perfect 2, but Russ also posted a photo of himself with his “girls,” the Bellas.

Kobe has some words for Westbrook’s haters

ALL BALL NERVE CENTERRussell Westbrook has been playing out of his mind the last few weeks, single-handedly keeping the Oklahoma City Thunder’s playoff hopes alive. His most recent big game came Sunday against the Pacers, when Westbrook finished with 54 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists. Westbrook scored that 54 points on 43 field goal attempts, although he did make almost half of his shots (he finished 21-43). So while that 54-9-8 line looks great, some people pointed out that maybe Westbrook took too many shots.

But maybe we should listen to someone who understands not only volume shooting but also deflecting criticism: Kobe Bryant

Russell Westbrook gives his All-Star MVP car to single mom

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — When Russell Westbrook was named the MVP of the All-Star Game back in February, his prize was a new car, courtesy of Kia. Once he got back to Oklahoma City, Westbrook realized that he could put this car to better use. So, Westbrook got in touch with Oklahoma City’s Sunbeam Family Services and surprised Kerstin Gonzales, a 19-year-old mother of two, by giving her his new car.

I could write more about this but really, just watch this video. As unbelievable as Westbrook has been this season, this might be his best moment yet…


VIDEO: Westbrook car

Oklahoma City Thunder introduce new alternate jerseys


VIDEO: New Thunder jerseys

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — The Oklahoma City Thunder have played it mostly safe when it comes to uniform designs, with white home uniforms, blue road uniforms, and then a navy blue alternate kit they would break out occasionally. But yesterday the Thunder introduced a new look they call their “pride” jerseys: White sleeved jerseys with the team’s logo on the chest, so you get a huge OKC on the front. I particularly like the shorts, with the orange and blue stripes criss-crossing.

Snoop Dogg starts recruiting Russell Westbrook to the Lakers

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — The Los Angeles Lakers may not be very good this season — they are currently 13-40 — but they have a chance to improve down the road, as they could have a pretty good draft pick coming up (depending where it lands), and then have a chance to add parts via free agency. So it’s understandable if Lakers fans are looking toward the future. But rapper and Lakers fan Snoop Dogg is not only looking toward the future, he’s actively trying to change it. Yesterday he took to Instagram to post a photoshopped image of Russell Westbrook, OKC pg and All-Star MVP, who could hit free agency in 2017. Westbrook is not only a great player, but he’s a Los Angeles native. And he’ll probably be a target for the next few years.

Come on home !!

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Russell Westbrook hit his head against the backboard

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — During the All-Star practice on Saturday, there was a moment when the Western Conference All-Stars were hanging around out on the court, waiting for their next drill. Then someone threw an alley-oop, and with just one step of run-up, Russell Westbrook soared into the air for a dunk. It basically went unnoticed in the moment — another dunk in a weekend full of dunking — but watching it happen, I was reminded of how, when he’s healthy, there may not be a better all-around athlete in the NBA than Westbrook.

Westbrook showed his all-around ability again last night by scoring 41 points to lead the West to the win and taking the All-Star MVP award. But there was one play in the game that might have gone overlooked but really showcased Westbrook’s incredible athletic ability. During the third quarter, someone tossed Russ an alley-oop, and when he went up to get it, he went so high that he hit his head on the rim backboard…

A few seconds later, Westbrook grabbed his noggin to make sure all was well…

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