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#pounditFriday, June 21, 2024

Rockets writer to get Russell Westbrook MVP tattoo after tweet backfires

Russell Westbrook

A Houston Rockets writer is planning to make good on getting a Russell Westbrook tattoo after one of his tweets backfired.

There was talk over the weekend that the Oklahoma City Thunder were open to trading Westbrook after dealing Paul George to the Clippers on Friday night. The Rockets were mentioned at the time as a potential trade partner. That led the Action Network’s Matt Moore to joke about how Rockets fans would have to take back all their negative comments about Westbrook when he won MVP over Harden three seasons ago.

Taylor Pate, a writer at Rockets fan site, thought the suggestion of a trade was so asinine he said he would tattoo Westbrook’s MVP season averages on his face.

Well, the Rockets did indeed trade for Westbrook on Thursday, prompting Moore and others to remind Pate about his promise.

Pate didn’t try to deny it and instead asked for a compromise from folks on Twitter.

Pate then decided he would get the tattoo under his beard.

What will the tattoo have to say? 31.6/10.7/10.4 — the season averages Westbrook put up when he averaged a triple-double and won league MVP over Harden.

Daryl Morey making this trade just to see this happen alone was worth it. And Pate now joins the excellent category of people who have had to get tattoos due to sports promises.

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