Megan Hall


Outstanding, Primary, Brian Hall, Russell Westbrook, Basketball, Biography, Supersonics, Hard Work, All-Star, MVP, Dedication

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Book Review


As a five-foot-eight, 140-pound high school freshman, no one believed that Russell Westbrook had what it took to make it to the NBA. Growing up in Long Beach California, Westbrook did not receive much attention from college recruiters until the death of Westbrook’s friend Khelcey Barrs. Barrs’ death led Westbrook to work even hard in honor of his friend; his hard work paid off when he was drafted by the Seattle Supersonics in 2008. The Supersonics moved to Oklahoma City before Westbrook even played a game for them, and Westbrook has stayed with that team ever since. His speed and ball handling skills have led him to several conference finals and to the NBA finals. His hard work has also made him the recipient of the All-Star Game and season MVP awards. With his talent and dedication to basketball, Russell Westbrook will likely continue to have success in the years to come.