Russell Westbrook Biography

( 1988 - )
May 12, 2019
First published on:November 5, 2018
by John Max

Facts of Russell Westbrook

Date of Birth: 1988, November 12
Age: 30 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet 3 Inch
Birth Name Russell Westbrook
Birth Place Long Beach, California
Father Russell Westbrook Jr.
Mother Shannon Horton
Net Worth $100 million
Salary $35,654,150
Nationality American
Ethnicity African-American
Currently Working For Oklahoma City Thunder
University attended UCLA
School attended Leuzinger High School
Currently Married Yes
Married to Nina Earl
Children Noah Earl

Russell Westbrook is an American professional basketball player who plays for the Oklahoma City Thunder in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was drafted by the Oklahoma Thunders in the 2008 NBA draft and has been with the team since the beginning of his career.

Westbrook is a seven-time NBA All-Star and a two-time NBA All-Star Game Most Valuable Player. He played college basketball for the UCLA. He is married to Nina Earl and has an estimated net worth of about $100 million in 2019.

Russell Westbrook Salary and Net worth in 2019

Russell Westbrook's net worth is estimated to be around $100 million at present. He earns about $35 million in a year as salary currently and his total career earning is reported to be $166,908,558. 

 
 
 
 
 
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Westbrook is one of the highest paid athletes of the NBA. He has been playing for the Oklahoma City Thunders since the debut of his professional career.

He signed a 5 year $206,794,070 extension contract with the Oklahoma City Thunder. In 2018-19, Westbrook will earn a base salary of $35,654,150, while carrying a cap hit of $35,654,150 and a dead cap value of $206,794,070.

Year Salary and Earnings
2012-13 $13,668,750
2013-14 $14,693,906
2014-15 $15,719,062
2015-16 $16,744,218
2016-17 $26,540,100
2017-18  $28,530,608
2018-19  $35,654,150

 

Westbrook is undoubtedly one of the richest athletes at the moment and he knows how to spend the money he makes.

He spent $19.75 million to purchase a newly built home in Brentwood, the Westside community. His net worth looks to increase in the future and such expenses would not make much of a difference to the rich athlete.

Personal Life of Russell Westbrook; Who is he Married to?

Russell Westbrook is a married man. He tied the knot with his girlfriend, Nina Earl. He and Nina had been seeing each other for a long time. He proposed to Nina in 2014 and married a year later in 2015.

 
 
 
 
 
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Rusell has a son of his relationship with Nina. His son is named Noah who was born in May of 2017. Furthermore, in November 2018, the couple welcomed their twin children. 

 
 
 
 
 
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Now, Westbrook is a father of three. 

Early Life of Russell Westbrook

Russell Westbrook III was born on November 12, 1988, in Long Beach, California. He is the older son of Russell Westbrook Jr. and Shannon Horton. his younger brother is named Raynard. He was a student of Leuzinger High School where he played for the high school basketball team. 

Westbrook joined UCLA as he was offered a scholarship by the head coach Ben Howland. Westbrook played two seasons of college basketball with the team. He forewent the following two season to enter the 2008 NBA draft.

Professional Life of Russell Westbrook

The Seattle SuperSonics which later relocated to Oklahoma City and became the Thunder drafted Russell Westbrook in the 2008 NBA draft as 4th overall. On July 5, 2008, Westbrook signed with the Thunders. In his rookie season, he was able to record a triple-double and ended the season with an average of 15.3 points, 5.3 assists, 4.9 rebounds, and 1.3 steals. He finished fourth in the Rookie of the Year which was won by Derrick Rose.

Russell Westbrook became a full-time starter in his second season at NBA and ended the season with an average of 16.1 points, 8.0 assists, 4.9 rebounds, and 1.3 steals. In the 2010 season, he was selected as the Western Conference reserve for the 2011 NBA All-Star Game where he made his first all-star appearance. At the end of the season, Westbrook had an average of 21.9 points, 8.2 assists, 4.6 rebounds, and 1.9 steals.

In the 2011-2012 season, the Thunder went on to reach the NBA Finals where the lost to Miami Heats in 5 games. On his first NBA Finals debut, Westbrook was able to record 27 points and 11 assists in game 1 of the 105-94 victory. He joined the list of only players with 25+ points and 10+ assists in their NBA Finals debut alongside Michael Jordan. He ended the season with an average of 23.6 points, 5.5 assists, 4.6 rebounds, and 1.7 steals.

For the 2012-2013 season, Russell Westbrook helped lead the Oklahoma City Thunders to the playoff as and become the no.1 seed in the Western Conference. He had an average of 23.2 points, 7.4 assists, 5.2 rebounds and 1.6 steals per game during the season. In the second game of the playoff series, Westbrook injured his right knee and was declared out of the rest of the playoffs.

Westbrook had a troublesome season for the 2013-2014 season where he had to sit out of play on various occasions due to his injury. However, Kevin Durant stepped up to the court during his absence and the Thunders were able to stay competitive even in his absence. In the postseason of 2014, Westbrook recorded an average of 26.7 points, 8.1 assists, and 7.3 rebounds.

The season of 2015 became an outstanding season for Westbrook where he was able to show good performance at. He was able to record three straight triple-doubles becoming the first player to do so since LeBron James in 2009. Despite, Westbrook's outstanding performance, the Thunders were unable to reach the playoffs as the team finished ninth in the West with a record of 45-37.

During the 2016 offseason, Kevin Durant signed with the Golden States Warriors. As one of the star players of the Thunders left the team, the Team became more determined to keep Russell Westbrook and signed him with the three-year contract extension of $85.7 million on August 4, 2016. Westbrook proved that he was worth the trouble as he was awarded the NBA Most Valuable Player Award at the first-ever NBA Awards Show that season.

Russell Westbrook signed a five-year, $205 million contract extension with the Thunder on September 29, 2017. Westbrook ended the 2017 season with an average of 25.4 points, 10.1 rebounds, 10.2 assists, and 1.8 steals.


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