Know About Russell Westbrook; Stats, Height, Wife, Contract, Net Worth

Published Date: 07 Apr, 2019 Updated date: 25 Apr, 2019 By Celebs Podium

Success is the key for eight-time NBA All-Star and a two-time NBA All-Star Game MVP honoree Russell Westbrook. The 30-years-of-age NBA talisman secures tremendous professional stats as part of the Oklahoma City Thunder since 2008.

American professional basketball player Russell Westbrook always tempts as a man on a mission on the basketball court. While the long-haul Thunder’s MVP possesses glorifying professional career, his off-field life is equally blessed with the company of wife turned girlfriend.

Bio & Family; Age, Height

Also known via his birth name, Russell Westbrook III, the 30-year-old NBA player was born on 12 November 1988. He was raised in his hometown of Long Beach, California by his parents, Russell Westbrook Jr. and Shannon Horton. Later, the bonafide athlete spent his childhood in Hawthrone alongside his younger brother, Raynard.


Russell Westbrook wishes 50th birthday to his mother on 20 February 2019 (Picture: Russell’s Instagram)

Standing tall at a height of 6 feet and 3 inches (1.91 m), Russell enrolled at the Leuzinger High School and initiated his early basketball career. Subsequently, he played for UCLA Bruins in his college days.

Career Stats

Russell Westbrook ringed a professional career beginning after picked 4th overall by the Oklahoma City Thunder in the 2008 NBA Draft. Less than a year after signing with the team, the newcomer recorded his first career triple-double with 17 points on 2 March 2009.

Coming with his back to back selection in the All-Star Game from 2011 to 2013, Russell went through a surgery on his right knee before the start of the 2013-14 season. Ultimately, the fierce athlete made a strong comeback with the second fastest recorded triple-double in NBA history.


Catch Russell Westbrook’s full regular season stats (Picture: ESPN)

Lately on 5 April 2019, Russell recorded 19 points, 45 assists, and eight rebounds in his side’s 123-110 win against the Detroit Pistons. The incredible performance ensured him to become the first player in NBA history to register a triple-double in three consecutive seasons.

At this point, the masterful player records a prolific stats of 43.4 field goal percentage, 30.7 3-point field goal percentage, and 8.4 assists per game from 818 regular season games.

Contract, Net Worth

Russell penned a five-year contract extension worth $250 Million with the Thunder on 29 September 2017.  The deal started with the 2018-19 season guaranteeing Russell with the biggest contract in NBA history. He is deemed to be the part of the club till 2022-23 at the expense of $233 Million.

The Thunder player garners a mammoth net worth of $125 Million. Besides, his salary figure swirls around $41 Million.

Married Life With Basketball Enthusiast Wife

The millionaire athlete shares a joyous married life with the girl of his dreams, Nina Westbrook. Nina, who is also known with the name Nina Earl, formerly played the college basketball for the UCLA Bruins women’s basketball team. She met Russell in college and romantically inclined towards him.

The date 29 August 2915 marked the nuptial bond of Russell and Nina. Their blissful marriage was organized at the famous Beverly Hills Hotel amidst a star-studded ceremony. Nina looked amazing in her perfectly-fitted gown and the $700,000-worth engagement ring. Besides, Russell also stole the show with his exquisite tuxedo.


Russell Westbrook and wife Nina Westbrook enjoy the vacation with their twins on 22 February 2019 (Picture: Russell’s Instagram)

Two years later their blissful wedding, the sports couple welcomed their firstborn as in a son named Noah Russell Westbrook on 16 May 2017. Meanwhile, the pair greeted twin daughters to their family on 17 November 2018.

Some Interesting Facts About Russell Westbrook

  • Russell wears a KB3 wristband and has KB3 on his sneakers in honor of his childhood friend, Khelcey Barrs, who died from an enlarged heart in May 2004.
  • His other career highlights include NBA MVP (2017), 2x All-NBA NBA First Team (2016, 2017), NBA All-Rookie First Team (2009), 2x NBA assists leader (2018, 2019), and 2x NBA scoring champion (2015, 2017).
  • Russell played in the 2010 FIBA World Championship and 2012 Summer Olympics with the national side before declining an invitation to a part in the 2016 Olympics.
  • The shoes under his brand name can be widely found in Nike stores.     
  • Russell is also associated with the Kings and Jaxs Boxer Briefs since November 2013.
  • Also in February 2015, he commenced the position of Marketing Creative Director for the denim brand, True Religion. Besides, he also signed with PepsiCo to become the global face of Mountain Dew Kickstart.   
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