- Russell Westbrook signed a five year extension with the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday.
- This comes after Carmelo Anthony and Paul George were traded to the Thunder this summer.
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ESPN broke the news Friday afternoon that Russell Westbrook is staying in Oklahoma City.
The Thunder star signed a five year extension deal with the Oklahoma City Thunder. In a statement on the Thunder website Westbrook expressed his love for Oklahoma City and the fans:
“I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, there is no place I would rather be than Oklahoma City,” said Westbrook. “I am so honored to have the opportunity to continue my career here with the Thunder. From day one the support that Mr. Bennett, Sam, Troy and the entire organization have given me and my family has been incredible, and we are so grateful. When you play in Oklahoma City you play in front of the best fans in the world, I’m looking forward to bringing everything I’ve got, for them, this city and for this organization. WHY NOT?”
The team posted this message on their Twitter account:
Westbrook also had a message about the extension on his Facebook page:
Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett declared EVERY day to be "Russell Westbrook Day" in the city.
Even Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James joined in to congratulate Westbrook:
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