Russell Westbrook Articles

  • OKC Thunder: Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook among most popular NBA players on social media

    Erik Horne | Yesterday

    On Friday, the NBA celebrated becoming the first professional sports league to surpass one billion social media likes and followers. It can thank Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook for the help. The league counts all of its players' social media likes and follows across...

  • OKC Thunder: Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook get emojis for All-Star Game MVP vote

    Erik Horne | Yesterday

    For the first time, the NBA All-Star Game Most Valuable Player will be decided by the fans exclusively through Twitter. Beginning at the start of the fourth quarter on Sunday, fans can tweet their MVP votes during a 30-minute window by tweeting #KiaAllStarMVP and #firstnamelastname in the same...

  • OKC Thunder: Without Monty Williams, Thunder finds brief joy in 121-95 blowout of Pelicans

    By Erik Horne Staff Writer | Updated: Thu, Feb 11, 2016

    Looming over the Thunder’s 121-95 win Thursday was heartache for both teams — Williams coached the Pelicans five seasons before joining Billy Donovan’s staff last summer. Yet, like the Pelicans did the night before — winning at home following the news of Ingrid Williams' death — the Thunder used...

  • Thunder journal: Vehicle speed a 'critical factor' in fatal accident involving Monty Williams' wife

    By Erik Horne and Anthony Slater   | Published: Thu, Feb 11, 2016

    Ingrid Williams, 44, died Wednesday from injuries suffered in a head-on collision in southwest Oklahoma City on Tuesday. Ingrid was leaving a basketball game at Mount St. Mary High School between Oklahoma Christian School, her daughter's team, and Mount St. Mary.

  • VIDEO: Russell Westbrook appears in new Mountain Dew commercial

    Erik Horne | Updated: Thu, Feb 11, 2016

    Russell Westbrook and his "nemesis" Rocky in the same commercial?! That's the setup in Mountain Dew's new spot. Entitled "Dew x NBA: Make an Introduction," the Denver Nuggets mascot appears first, and Westbrook appears last in the ad. It's Westbrook's first national ad for the Mountain...

  • VIDEO: Russell Westbrook clowns Kevin Durant behind his back during interview

    Erik Horne | Updated: Mon, Feb 8, 2016

    The Thunder seems to be in good spirits just days after a loss to Golden State. As Kevin Durant answered media questions Monday in Phoenix about his experience attending the Super Bowl in San Francisco on Sunday, teammate Russell Westbrook stood in the background and playfully mocked him....

  • VIDEO: Russell Westbrook stars in new Air Jordan commercial

    Erik Horne | Updated: Sat, Feb 6, 2016

    Even more so than Michael Jordan himself, Russell Westbrook is the face of the Jordan brand in commercials. Take the latest Jordan spot, for example. In the "Make Space" commercial promoting the Air Jordan XXX, a kid hypes Westbrook as he comes to the court wearing the 30th...

  • Thunder journal: Will Kevin Durant see time at center against Warriors?

    By Erik Horne and Anthony Slater Staff Writers | Published: Fri, Feb 5, 2016

    Golden State puts 6-foot-7 Draymond Green at center in small lineups. Could the Thunder do the same with Kevin Durant against the Warriors? Serge Ibaka's ability to defend multiple positions will presumably be stretched to his limits against a Warriors lineup that has its...

  • OKC Thunder: Previewing the Thunder's Saturday game against the Golden State Warriors

    By Erik Horne, Staff Writer, | Updated: Fri, Feb 5, 2016

    The Oklahoman's Erik Horne previews the Oklahoma City Thunder vs. the Golden State Warriors: When: 8 p.m., Saturday Where: Oracle Arena, Oakland, Calif. TV: ESPN (Cox 29/HD 720, Dish 140, DirecTV 206, U-verse 602/1602); FS Oklahoma (Cox 37/HD 722 — Dish 416 — DirecTV 676-5 —...

  • OKC Thunder: Kevin Durant rooting for Peyton Manning and Cam Newton in Super Bowl

    Erik Horne | Updated: Fri, Feb 5, 2016

    When asked about his Super Bowl 50 prediction Friday, Kevin Durant shied away from picking a winner between the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers. Durant did, however, voice his admiration for the two quarterbacks suiting up Sunday in San Francisco, saying he's a longtime Peyton...



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