Thunder plays tribute video for Russell Westbrook as OKC hosts Rockets

Thunder plays tribute video for Russell Westbrook as OKC hosts Rockets

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — The Oklahoma City Thunder hosted the Houston Rockets on Thursday, serving as a homecoming of sorts for former star Russell Westbrook.

The team traded Westbrook to the Rockets during the offseason after a blockbuster deal with Paul George and the Clippers left the team reeling.

Thursday’s game is the first time Westbrook has returned to Chesapeake Energy Arena since the trade.

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The team played a tribute video to honor Westbrook before the start of the game. They shared it on social media.

Watch the video here: