According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Westbrook now has the largest total contract (six years, $233 million) in NBA history.
Westbrook has the biggest total contract in NBA history — six years, $233M. Westbrook agent Thad Foucher and GM Sam Presti finalized today.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) September 29, 2017
With the extension sitting on the table since July 1, Westbrook led some to believe that he was entertaining the idea of leaving OKC following the 2017-18 season.
During his media day press conference this week, Westbrook said he was focused on “getting my family together” after the birth of his son (starting at 3:29):
And with a nod to his new teammates, Westbrook added, “I like where I’m at, and I like where the team is.”
“This is the place I want to be. I love being here. I love the fans. I love the people here.
“I’m back now to get a chance to simmer down and get everything situated. And obviously now with a few changes, I’m good.
“I like where I’m at, and I like where the team is.”
His financial affairs certainly now in order, the reigning NBA MVP also signed a 10-year extension with Jordan Brand earlier this month.