Russell Westbrook III is an American professional basketball player who plays for the Los Angeles Lakers in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Russell is a titled as nine-time NBA All-Star, and also a prestigious member of the NBA 75th Anniversary Team. In the 2017–18 NBA season, Westbrook surpassed Michael Jordan to earn the second-most triple doubles in basketball history.
Russell Westbrook Biography and Net Worth
|Net Worth $200 M|
|Full Name Russell Westbrook III|
|Birth Date November 12, 1988|
|Age 33 years|
|Birthplace Long Beach, California|
|Profession Basketball Player|
|Wife Nina Earl|
Russell Westbrook Early Life
In Long Beach, California, on November 12, 1988, Russell Westbrook III was born to his mother Shannon, father Russell Sr., and younger brother Raynard. Khelcey Barrs III, Russell’s best buddy, passed away tragically during a scrimmage in 2004 while they were both students at Leuzinger High School. Barrs and Russell had aspirations of playing basketball together at UCLA. Westbrook began playing for Leuzinger’s varsity team as a junior and scored an average of 25.1 points per contest as a senior. He received a basketball scholarship offer from UCLA, where his sophomore season saw him start for the team and win the Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year award. Russell left UCLA in 2008 and went through the NBA draft.
Russell Westbrook Career
The Seattle SuperSonics, who six days later changed their name to the Thunder after relocating to Oklahoma City, selected Russell with the fourth overall pick in the NBA Draft. Russell achieved a career high of 43 points on November 26, 2010, and in 2011, he was selected to play in the NBA All-Star Game and named to the All-NBA Second Team. He would get all of these honors once more in 2012. In 2012, the Thunder advanced to the NBA Finals, and Westbrook created NBA Finals history by becoming the first player since Michael Jordan to record a double-double in his debut.
He scored 58 points against the Portland Trail Blazers in March 2017, breaking his previous career high. Later that year, he won the NBA Most Valuable Player Award. Westbrook renewed his contract with the Thunder in September 2017 for another five years and $205 million. In exchange for Chris Paul, the Thunder traded Russell to the Houston Rockets in July 2019. In his first game with the Rockets, Russell scored 24 points.
Russell Westbrook Wife
On August 29, 2015, Russell wed his talented fellow UCLA basketball player and longtime girlfriend Nina Earl in a private ceremony. Gorgeous athlete’s couple welcomed son Noah on May 16, 2017, and twin girls Skye and Jordyn on November 17, 2018.
Russell Westbrook Net Worth
The estimated net worth of Russell Westbrook is $200 million as of 2022. Russell earned $250 million in salary alone during his first ten years in the NBA after joining the league in 2008. Russell decided to accept his option to stay with the Lakers in June 2022 at a $47.1 million contract. His total annual earnings from sponsorships exceed $60 million as his base income increased to above $40 million. A Brentwood mansion cost $19.75 million purchased by Westbrook in 2018.
Russell Westbrook Height and Weight
|Eye color Brown|
|Hair color Brown|