XXL Magazine recently caught up with Russell Westbrook for a photo shoot and video interview. What caught our eye occured about a minute and 30 seconds into the tape, when Westbrook says, “I was playing football before I started playing basketball.” He goes on to insinuate that if it wasn’t for a late growth spurt that hurt his coordination, he may’ve stuck with football in college.

Behind the Scenes: Russell Westbrook XXL Fashion Shoot from XXL Video on Vimeo.