Russell Westbrook will scuttle away in the encourage of “an mammoth legacy” at Oklahoma Metropolis Narrate after his switch to Houston Rockets.
The 30-Three hundred and sixty five days-historical’s change to Houstonwas launched on Tuesday, with Chris Paul joining Narrate in return.
Westbrook is an eight-time All-Critical person and two-time NBA scoring chief.
He was described as “the greatest player in the transient history of the Oklahoma Metropolis Narrate” by traditional manager Sam Presti.
In an announcement, Presti stated: “He has left an indelible impress on this group, metropolis and reveal.
“None of us would possibly possibly maybe accept anticipated the player he has change into. Russell and his fundamental other Nina, their three kids, his brother and his of us will continuously stay section of the Narrate family.”
Westbrook was named the NBA’s most treasured player for the 2016-17 season and obtained Olympic gold at London 2012.
In April, he was the 2nd player in NBA history toaccept a ’20-20-20′ triple-double.
“There would possibly possibly be never a skill to adequately describe our appreciation for what he has intended to Oklahomans,” Narrate chairman Clayton I Bennett added.
“His legacy here is mammoth, and he’ll be honoured by the group for all he has accomplished.”