Russell Westbrook Recognized in Automotive News


Russell Westbrook can do a lot of things.

The 2016-17 NBA Most Valuable Player is known for zipping around the court at a frenetic pace as he racks up points, dishes out assists and snags rebounds to kick-start fast breaks – all while being among the league leaders in steals.

His versatility extends off the court as well. Dealer Bob Nouri showcased Westbrook’s singing skills – or lack thereof – in an ad campaign a decade ago for a Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram store in Norman, Okla.

“I didn’t think it would be a great idea, but it actually turned out very well,” Westbrook, who played 11 seasons for the Oklahoma City Thunder before being traded this summer to the Houston Rockets, said in an interview.

It was a “funny commercial that myself and a few of my teammates did and turned out great for the city,” Westbrook told Automotive News. “People got a chance to see us in a different light.” …