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“Don’t Take People That Support Me For Granted”: Russell Westbrook Makes the Day For a Young Fan Attending 1st NBA Game Wearing 4 Brodie Jerseys

Published 10/13/2023, 1:40 AM EDT

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Russell Westbrook continues to set the benchmark for the generations to follow after his recent endeavors. The Los Angeles Clippers star caught the eyes in the pre-season as he made the young fan. The supporter was attending his first-ever NBA game and was wearing 4 Brodie jerseys to cheer from the stands.

The 34-year-old made his in-game experience unforgettable with a gesture after the match. It melted the hearts of the viewers as the NBA world took notice of it.

What did Russell Westbrook do for the young fan?

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Russell noticed the supporter wearing four jerseys of him, each representing the franchised he played for in the NBA. So, after the match, the point guard climbed up almost ten rows to gift a game-worn signed jersey to the fan. Upon talking about it later, he expressed his desire to appreciate the “dedicated and true fans, especially his age”.

“I’m grateful for that,” the 2017 MVP mentioned while reflecting on the post-game gesture. He added, “I don’t take any of the people that support me for granted,” as he displayed humility while talking about it. Witnessing the passion from the fan, Westbrook said, “just felt like he should get another jersey”.

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The supporter seemed excited after receiving the gift from his favorite player as he also thanked the NBA star later. It all happened after an impressive win for the Clippers at home in their second pre-season game. The triumph of the LA side gave Russell enough reason to celebrate, but the fan doubled it up.

It put the lovable aspect of the sport fully on display as the 9-time All-Star made it possible in the pre-season. His bond with the supporters came to the front again as the entire NBA world noticed it.

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His enigmatic relationship with the spectators

The energetic trait of Russell always makes him an eye-catching figure on the court of basketball. Mostly, it has made him a hero. A messiah to the supporters who they eventually aspire to become. At times, it has backfired as he turned into an easy target for the rivals.

One such instance took place when his team lost to the Phoenix Suns last season. In the first round of the playoffs, during an altercation, he made the headlines for the wrong reasons.

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But for one scenario like that, he has thousands that portray him otherwise; which makes him an icon of the NBA. This heartwarming exchange showcased exactly that side of the coin.

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Sourav Bose

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Sourav is a detail-oriented NBA content writer at EssentiallySports. His passion for the game of basketball was ignited by none other than the captivating duo of Stephen Curry and Steve Kerr. As he delved into the illustrious history of the NBA, his fascination grew exponentially.
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Sameen Nawathe