Russell Westbrook: "Clippers, I can't wait!"

Russell Westbrook is officially a new Los Angeles Clippers player

by Lorenzo Ciotti
Russell Westbrook: "Clippers, I can't wait!"

Russell Westbrook is officially a new Los Angeles Clippers player. The player has decided to stay in Los Angeles but to change faction: now his goal is to help the Clippers do the best in this season and, given his teammates, Russell can't wait to start his new one adventure.

In the press conference for the presentation of Russell Explained: "I am really happy to be here! For me the important thing is just to find a way to help the other guys, it is something I really believe and that's what I will do: make sure to facilitate the game To my teammates, discover their strengths, what he likes and what he doesn't like.

It will be a process that will take time and energy, but I am ready for the challenge and I can't wait to face it. I am in NBA from A lot of time and getting to a team that really wants you and welcomes you so it means a lot for me.

We want it to be the player who knows he is, the MVP, the Hall of Famer, all this must bring him to the field in every single Match. If then it has done enough or not this I will tell him, but we will put it in the condition to express himself at the best.

The important thing is to make sure that he enters the mechanisms of the team, only in this way can there be of help."

Russell Westbrook was named MVP of the 2016-2017 season.

He was a nine-time NBA All-Star Weekend appearance, finishing as the event's Most Valuable Player in 2015 and 2016. He holds the record for triple-doubles made in an NBA season, 42 in the 2016-17 season, as well as the all-time triple-double record in regular-season play.

Considered one of the best basketball players in the NBA and of his generation, Westbrook is the only player in NBA history to have achieved a triple-double seasonal average four times, three consecutive times. Only Oscar Robertson had managed the feat of a triple-double for the season in 1962.

Westbrook was born in Long Beach, California to Russell Westbrook Jr. and Shannon Horton. He has a younger brother named Raynard. Growing up in Hawthorne, Westbrook and best friend Khelcey Barrs III harbored hopes of going to UCLA and playing games together.

In May 2004, however, Barrs died of an enlarged heart during a game. On August 29, 2015, Westbrook married his college sweetheart Nina Earl. The couple's first child, a boy named Noah Russell Westbrook, was born in 2017. The couple went on to have twin daughters in 2018.

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