Russell Westbrook: NBA’s biggest winner, thanks to Lakers, thanks to trade, reborn with Clippers

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The NBA star Russell Westbrook has earned over $336 million in total salary in his NBA career, according to Forbes. He also has made over $250 million from endorsements and other income sources. In the past year, Westbrook’s total income was about $85 million. Now, Westbrook’s net worth is about $375 million, which is among the highest in the NBA. Kevin Durant’s net worth is about $260 million, and Stephen Curry’s net worth is about $210 million. Clearly, Westbrook has done a good job in increasing his wealth, and he also said in an interview that he hopes to become a billionaire after he retires.

Russell Westbrook is one of the NBA’s biggest winners, with a full collection of honors: one regular season MVP, two scoring titles, three assists titles, two All-Star MVPs, nine All-Star selections, nine All-NBA selections. Westbrook also made the NBA’s 75th Anniversary Team, and NBA experts said that if Westbrook can win a championship, his historical status will be higher.

Westbrook was criticized when he played for the Lakers, because his style of play did not fit well with LeBron James and Anthony Davis. Even when Westbrook came off the bench, the Lakers did not improve much. It was not until the mid-season trade that sent Westbrook to the Clippers that both sides got better. Westbrook joined the Clippers and played very well, especially in the playoffs, when Kawhi Leonard and Paul George were injured. Westbrook carried the Clippers single-handedly and fought hard against the Suns’ super team. Westbrook averaged 23.6 points, 7.6 rebounds, 7.5 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.4 blocks per game in the playoffs, which was very impressive.

Russell Westbrook: NBA’s biggest winner, thanks to Lakers, thanks to trade, reborn with Clippers

He also had a 37-point, 6-rebound, 5-assist, 2-steal and 1-block game, and a 30-point, 8-rebound, 12-assist, 3-steal and 1-block game in the playoffs, which were very sharp. NBA experts said that Westbrook was reborn with the Clippers and showed his peak MVP form. Indeed, Leonard and George could not play much together with Westbrook last season due to injuries, but they liked playing with him. They did not have much time to build chemistry last season, but they will continue to work together next season and they will surely be more in sync.

Westbrook and the Lakers parted ways and both became better. Thanks to the trade, Westbrook also reborn with the Clippers. This offseason, Westbrook chose to return to the Clippers with a two-year, $8 million deal, because he liked his role there and he had a chance to win a title. Clippers head coach Tyronn Lue praised Westbrook for his contributions to the team: Westbrook did so much for us, his fighting spirit is what we need. I consider him as a starter and we will see how it goes next season. Leonard and George also enjoyed playing with Westbrook and they are looking forward to next season.

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