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Russell Westbrook dressed like a red Teletubbie

Russell Westbrook red Teletubbie

The playoffs have begun, which means the NBA is going to turn into a fashion show for some players over the next several weeks. That also means that Russell Westbrook’s wild outfits will be receiving a lot of coverage.

On Saturday, Westbrook dressed in all red to ensure he would receive some coverage for his fashion attempt prior to Oklahoma City’s first game against the Memphis Grizzlies. Some pointed out that he looked just like a Teletubbie:

In the words of Russ himself, don’t hate on the brodie. But I will — that outfit is terrible!

Russell Westbrook wipes out trying to block shots after whistle (Video)

Russell-WestbrookRussell Westbrook should probably refrain from trying to block shots after the whistle — at least until next season. With the playoffs coming up, the last thing the Oklahoma City Thunder need is for their star point guard to end up on the shelf again.

During Sunday’s game against the Indiana Pacers, Westbrook went to great lengths to pull a Kevin Garnett during timeout. He jumped up to goaltend a shot from Paul George before heading off the court with his teammates. When Westbrook saw that George Hill was also taking a practice shot, he sprinted back toward the basket to block that one, too. That’s when he fell right on his ass.

Westbrook’s lucky he didn’t get injured. Blocking shots after the whistle can frustrate an opponent, but it’s not worth risking your body. I’m sure he won’t be trying that again anytime soon.

H/T Eye on Basketball

Patrick Beverley and Russell Westbrook separated after exchanging words (Video)

For anyone who saw Game 2 of last year’s playoff series between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Houston Rockets, it was a near certainty the meeting between the two teams on Tuesday would be worth a watch.

The Thunder won that game, and eventually the series, last April. But, the big story was Russell Westbrook sustaining a torn lateral meniscus that would force him to miss the remainder of the playoffs. The injury occurred when Beverley attempted to steal the ball from Westbrook as the Thunder were getting ready to call at timeout (video below).

beverley-westbrookFast forward to Tuesday, and it didn’t take long for the two to renew acquaintances. Midway through the first quarter, Beverley grabbed Westbrook in nearly the same spot on the floor. Not surprisingly, Westbrook took exception with the gesture. The two exchanged words before eventually being separated.

After Sunday’s game between the Houston Rockets and Portland Trail Blazers some were wondering if a “rivalry” is forming between Patrick Beverley and Damian Lillard. There probably aren’t many wondering about one between Patrick Beverley and Russell Westbrook.

Below is the video from last year when Beverley injured Westbrook:

Russell Westbrook puts happy birthday message to his mother on shoes

Russell Westbrook happy birthday mom shoes

Russell Westbrook is returning to the lineup for the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday night after missing 27 straight games because of a knee injury. Not only is this a big day for the Thunder and Westbrook, but it’s also a special day for the point guard’s mother, who is celebrating her birthday.

Westbrook decided to honor his mom by wishing her a happy birthday on his shoes. He showed off the above photo on Instagram, a few hours before the game.

We like the shoutout and just hope that Russ won’t be fined for writing on his shoes!

Photo: Instagram/Russell Westbrook

Russell Westbrook wears leather overalls, ‘killin it’ beanie

If Russell Westbrook is bringing back overalls, that’s definitely a fashion statement I can get down with.

Fully knowing that his Christmas game was going to be on national TV, Russ showed up to Madison Square Garden wearing an outfit he knew would get people talking. He wore leather overalls and a black beanie that said “killin’ it” on it. I’m usualy not a fan of his fashion statements, but I absolutely love both items.

First, that beanie was creative, cool and funny. Then that oversized gold chain is just off the chain. Between the headwear and thick gold chain, he was looking like a fourth member of Run DMC. And then the early/mid-90s overalls? Love the touch. Again it’s a nod to early-90s hip-hop, as that look was very popular among groups like Kris Kross and Naughty By Nature.

I used to pull off the overalls back in elementary school and middle school (always one-strapping it like the cool kids). If ’90s fashion is coming back, it would feel like I’ve never grown up.

Russell Westbrook leather overalls killin it beanie

Russ also had his first triple-double of the season in the easy win over the Knicks. The Thunder won 123-94 and Westbrook had 14 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists.

Previous Russell Westbrook fashion statements:

Image via @BeyondtheBuzzer

Russell Westbrook blows a rebound while he’s all by himself (GIF)

Russell-Westbrook-botched-reboundRussell Westbrook is one of the best point guards in the NBA. On Tuesday night, the Oklahoma City Thunder star reminded us that even the best make some embarrassing mistakes when he blew an incredibly easy rebound.

Westbrook was all by himself during the third quarter of a win over the Denver Nuggets when everyone on the floor cleared out and allowed him to grab a rebound. It appeared as though Westbrook was already thinking about bringing the ball up the court when he jumped to grab it, and he accidentally knocked it out of bounds. Fortunately, it didn’t cost the team in the long run. It’s just fun to know that most of us could have made a play that an NBA star didn’t make.

Westbrook doesn’t seem to be embarrassed when he wears shirts like this. I hope that botched rebound is a different story.

GIF via @cjzero

Warriors-Thunder ending featured two crazy shots in final seconds (Video)

Andre Iguodala shotThe ending between the Golden State Warriors and Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday night was fantastic.

Moments after Russell Westbrook hit a deep 3-pointer to give OKC a 115-114 lead with 2.3 seconds left, Andre Iguodala answered with a jumper at the buzzer to give the Warriors a 116-115 win.

Iguodala only took six shots all night, but he made five of them, including that buzzer-beater. Westbrook was 13-of-20 for 31 points, 9 rebounds and five assists. Below is his shot that put the Thunder ahead:

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