Russell Westbrook

Russell Westbrook 2021: Net worth, salary and endorsements

Russell Westbrook was born on November 12, 1988, in Long Beach, California. NBA's Most Valuable Player (MVP) in 2017 was named after his father. Russell has a younger brother named Raynard, and married Nina Earl in 2015.

He started his NBA career in 2008 when the Seattle SuperSonics (which later became Oklahoma City Thunder) drafted him as the fourth overall pick. He rose as a superstar while playing for the Thunder. Westbrook won the MVP award in 2017 when he averaged a triple-double for the season. He also set a record for the most triple-doubles in a season, with 42.

However, he was traded to Houston Rockets prior to the 2019/20 season. While his start with the Rockets was decent, injuries and questionable fit meant that Brodie ended up with a disappointing season.

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After demanding a trade, Westbrook was traded again to the Washington Wizards. While the 2017 MVP did help the Wizards to the playoffs, both the parties agreed to part ways. Ahead of the 2021-22 season, Brodie is set to don the Purple and Gold of the Lakers and will hope to finally win his first championship.

Westbrook has also represented the US national team twice, winning gold medals in the 2010 FIBA World Championship and the 2012 Olympics. Moreover, Westbrook will play at the point guard position and will use jersey no 0.

Russell Westbrook and Washington Wizards

In December 2020, Russell Westbrook left the Houston Rockets via trade to join the Washington Wizards. He was unhappy at Houston and requested to leave.

He swapped places with John Wall to form a solid backcourt partnership with Bradley Beal. While he had a slow start to his Wizards' career, 'Brodie' stepped up in the second half of the season.

Averaging a triple double, Westbrook led the Wizards to the eighth spot in the Eastern Conference. After playing two games in the play-in tournament, Westbrook and the Wizards made it to the playoffs only to crash out 4-1 in the series against Philadelphia 76ers.

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 13:
Washington Wizards guard Russell Westbrook (4) reacts after hitting a three pointer during the first quarter of the game between the Washington Wizards and the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday, March 13, 2021. (Photo by Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

Russell Westbrook and Los Angeles Lakers

After a decent season with the Wizards, rumors of Westbrook's potential departure started swirling. As the dust settled it was clear that Westbrook was on his way out, but his destination was not set.

Just as the market opened up, it was the Lakers who reportedly had a trade for sharp shooter Buddy Hield. But these rumors were immediately squashed as the Purple and Gold swept in for Westbrook. Trading away Kyle Kuzma, Montrezl Harrell and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and multiple picks, the Lakers added a third superstar in Westbrook.

Brodie now joins a stacked roster led by the duo of LeBron James and Anthony Davis. Given that his last experiment of playing with a superstar in James Harden was a big disappointment, Westbrook will be vary of the pressure to perform with a successful franchise like the Lakers.

With LBJ and AD in the team, we might see a different side of Westbrook who is more involved in the playmaking side of things. If this big three can mesh well, a championship might be a massive possibility.

Major on-court achievements

NBA Most Valuable Player (2017)

9× NBA All-Star (2011–2013, 2015–2020)

2× NBA All-Star Game MVP (2015, 2016)

2× All-NBA First Team (2016, 2017)

5× All-NBA Second Team (2011–2013, 2015, 2018)

2× All-NBA Third Team (2019, 2020)

2× NBA scoring champion (2015, 2017)

3× NBA assists leader (2018, 2019, 2021)

NBA All-Rookie First Team (2009)

Russell Westbrook stats

After 943 games in his NBA career, Westbrook has averaged 23.2 points, 7.4 rebounds, and 8.5 assists.

Last season with the Wizards, Brodie started off pretty slowly, but eventually gained form. Averaging yet another triple double, Westbrook put up 22.5 points 11.5 rebounds, and 11.7 assists per game.

His 11.7 assists per game was by far the highest in the league as Westbrook won his 3rd assists leader title.

Russell Westbrook 2021 net worth

Overall, according to Celebrity net worth the net worth of Russell Westbrook, is estimated at around $170 million.

According to Forbes, Brodie was the 14th highest paid athlete in the world earning $59 million per year.

Dec 23, 2020; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Washington Wizards guard Russell Westbrook (4) dribbles up court against the Philadelphia 76ers during the first quarter at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Russell Westbrook's contract details

In 2016, Westbrook had signed a three-year $86 million contract with Oklahoma City Thunder. He won the MVP award that season, which saw a significant increase in his new contract. In 2017, Westbrook signed one of the largest contracts in NBA history, worth $205 million over five years.

For the upcoming 2021-22 season, Brodie is set to earn a whooping $44,211,146 even exceeding the likes of LeBron James and Anthony Davis and easily the highest salary in the Lakers' lineup. 

Endorsements by Russell Westbrook

Westbrook presumably signed the largest contract in the Jordan Brand history when he signed an extension in 2017. A year later, he got his own signature shoe. Apart from Nike, he endorses top brands like PepsiCo and Samsung. His earnings from endorsements contribute to around $26 million of his earnings.

Russell Westbrook foundation and charity

Westbrook founded the 'Russell Westbrook Why Not?' Foundation in 2012, with an aim to inspire the lives of children. The foundation, according to its website, "is dedicated to supporting community-based education and family service programs while encouraging youth to believe in themselves."

Westbrook has also contributed to various charitable causes through his foundation.

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How to contact Russell Westbrook

Russell Westbrook's Twitter: https://twitter.com/russwest44

 Russell Westbrook's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/russwest44/

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Age32
Marital StatusMarried
WifeNina Earl
KidsNoah Russell, Skye, Jordyn
NationalityAmerican
TeamHouston Rockets
RingsNil
Height6′ 3″ (2.01 m)
Weight91 kg
Wingspan2.03 m
ShoesNike
EndorsementsNike, PepsiCo, Samsung electronics, true religion apparel