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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.

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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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