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Russell Westbrook Stars in New Jordan Brand Spot

by Darnell Mayberry Modified: May 15, 2013 at 12:45 pm •  Published: May 15, 2013

Russell Westbrook is sidelined with a knee injury, but that won’t stop a recently filmed commercial staring the Thunder point guard from debuting today.

The ad is a part of a Jordan brand promotion for Champs Sports.

In the spot, Westbrook stars as somewhat of an alter ego of a high school basketball player who purchases gear at the footwear and apparel store before leading his team to a state championship.

The commercial was shot at Putnam City High on April 2, roughly a month before Westbrook sustained a torn lateral meniscus in his right knee, knocking him out of the remainder of the postseason.

Champs Sports and Jordan brand, however, decided to carry on with the campaign as a show of support for Westbrook.


by Darnell Mayberry
OKC Thunder Senior Reporter
Darnell Mayberry grew up in Langston, Okla. and is now in his third stint in the Sooner state. After a year and a half at Bishop McGuinness High, he finished his prep years in Falls Church, Va., before graduating from Norfolk State University in...
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