Russel Westbrook is an American basketball player. He plays for the National Basketball Association. He is currently one of the wealthiest basketball players. Russel Westbrook III, or better known as Russel Westbrook, was born on November 12, 1998. He was taken to Shannon Horton and Russel Westbrook Jr. He has a younger brother. He studied in the Leuzinger High School, and he played as a point guard. Although he played exceptionally well, he did not attract many colleges. He was later offered a scholarship by Ben Howland to study under UCLA Bruins.
Net Worth of Russell Westbrook
Russel has a net worth of about 150 million USD and earns a salary of 41 million USD. He makes about 26 million USD per year.
As an honor to his childhood friend Khelcey Barrs, he wears a “KB3” wristband and has “KB3” on his sneakers.
In August 2015, he married Nina Earl. They have three kids, two of whom are twins.
At UCLA, he always wore the number zero and was mostly played as the backup defender. Later, he was named All-Pac-10 Third Team. He also won the Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year.
He was selected in the 2008 NBA draft by Seattle SuperSonics, which was later renamed to Oklahoma City Thunder. He performed exceptionally well in the team. He was selected by NBA head coaches to be a Western Conference reserve in the 2011 NBA All-Star Game. In 2012, he was again chosen to play the 2012 NBA All-star Game. He was again selected for the 2013 game.
In 2013, he suffered from an injury and had surgery and could not play the entire playoffs. He had another surgery soon. He came back to play in 2014.
In August 2017, he signed a contract for an extension for 3 years for a whopping 85.7 million USD. In the same year, at the first NBA Awards, he received the NBA Most Valuable Player Award. He signed another contract of extension for 205 million USD for 5 years. This was a guaranteed contract that guaranteed him 233 million USD by the end of his contract in 2023. He had another surgery in 2018 and missed the preseason of 2018. In 2016, he was traded to Houston Rockets.