Charlie Bright, who is a recent Oklahoma graduate and huge Thunder fan, reached out to Westbrook with a Facebook message last week asking the Thunder star to assist him with a wedding proposal. It took a few days, but Westbrook got back to him and they arranged details.
According to The Oklahoman, Bright set things up so that Westbrook would tweet the bride-to-be at a specific time on Friday. Bright and his fiancee, Rachel Haycraft, were walking together and Bright encouraged her to check her Twitter. Then she says she faced a confluence of two crazy things — her favorite player, Russell Westbrook, mentioning her on Twitter, and her boyfriend proposing to her.
“I’m on Twitter a lot anyway, but I’ve never really had someone suggest, ‘Hey, why don’t you check Twitter right now,’” Haycraft told The Oklahoman. “But he asked me to get on there and I did and I saw on the app that Russell had mentioned me and I was like, ‘Why did Russell mention me?’ Then I looked at the tweet and was like, ‘Oh my gosh, this is crazy’. First of all that Russell Westbrook is tweeting at me and then that you are asking to marry me, it was all wrapped into one, it was crazy.”
Here’s the tweet in question: