After the Oklahoma City Thunder decided to send Paul George to Los Angeles, everyone wondered what it meant for former MVP Russell Westbrook.
During his tenure in OKC, the hybrid guard has witnessed the likes of James Harden, Kevin Durant, Serge Ibaka, Victor Oladipo, and now George all leave him hanging. However, now he’s reuniting with Harden in Houston.
Westbrook could’ve left the mid-west a long time ago, but nope, the LA native stayed loyal and for that reason, he’ll always be admired in OKC.
Today, Westbrook posted his farewell to OKC on Instagram:
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I can’t even begin to put into words all of the emotions I have right now. It’s been one heck of a journey Oklahoma! When I came here, I was 18 years old, bright eyed, and completely unaware of all the amazing things that would soon take place. I grew up in Oklahoma with an amazing bunch of people. The people here are what makes this place so special. From the fans, my coaches, my teammates, the entire Thunder organization, Mr. Bennett, Sam Presti, my friends, and everyone in the entire community. You are all what makes Oklahoma such a beautiful place, and the reason I’ve loved playing here all of this time. You have supported me through all of the ups and the downs, and stood by me through the good times, and tough times. For that I am eternally grateful to you. I’ve met so many amazing people who have helped shape me into the man that I am today. I hope I have impacted the Oklahoma community as much as Oklahoma has made an impact on me and my family. I’m leaving Oklahoma with so many friends and so much gratitude. I could never thank you all enough for sticking with me. It’s been a dream and a whirlwind. #WHYNOT
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