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Friday, November 11th, 2011 at 2:30 pm  |  16 responses

Kicksology: Russell Westbrook

OKC’s explosive point guard turns 23 this weekend—here’s a look at his sneaker history.

by Abe Schwadron / @abe_squad

2011 has been a good year for Russell Westbrook. He put up career high averages in points (21.9), assists (8.3), steals (1.9), field goal percentage (44.2) and free throw percentage (84.2), earned All-Star honors for the first time in his young career, and was named to the All-NBA Second Team. Russ posted a triple-double three times during the regular season and once in the Playoffs—a 105-90 win over the Grizzlies in Game 7 of the Western Conference Semifinals. The Thunder fell to Dallas in the next round, but with Westbrook’s quantum leap in year three and scoring champ Kevin Durant alongside, Oklahoma City is as legit a title contender as there is in the League today. Westbrook is used to the success: In two years at UCLA, he played on back-to-back Final Four teams, and played his high school ball with Warriors forward Dorell Wright. The Long Beach native turns 23 years old Saturday, and since the 6-3 combo guard has never been shy to show his true colors (sneaker pun intended), we take a look back at his history in kicks. Happy birthday, Russ!

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  • http://www.slamonline.com hoopdreams

    first

  • http://www.slamonline.com/online/category/blogs/san-dova-speak-easy/ San Dova

    Good stuff, man.

  • Noel

    Terrific.

  • Shecky Shabazz

    Only player in the L that’s younger than me (barely) that I root for.

  • Gordon

    Nice, how about a Kicksology for Deron Williams too

  • Ugly_fish

    Lol since when does playing high school ball with dorell wright count as success?

  • fruizm

    is it gay if i say that i wish my legs were as ripped as his?? (picture 12)

  • AMPduppp

    Oh man, those Zoom Flight Five’s are sexy….

  • Bimmer

    @fruizm No it’s gay that you are referencing picture 12 though…

  • mike d

    creamsicles >

  • Reals

    really bcuz he looks like he has polio in picture #10

  • Reals

    Nates 2s are the dopest here anyways

  • Reals

    Nates 2s are the nicest kicks here

  • Reals

    Dope 2s here anyways are nate

  • Reals

    picture 12

  • Reals

    I meant picture 13

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