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OKC Thunder trade Russell Westbrook to Houston Rockets for Chris Paul and Draft Picks

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OKC Thunder trade Russell Westbrook to Houston Rockets for Chris Paul and Draft Picks

OKC Thunder trade Russell Westbrook to Houston Rockets for Chris Paul and Draft Picks

It's the end of an era in OKC, as the Thunder trades franchise cornerstone Russell Westbrook to the Houston Rockets

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OKC Thunder trade Russell Westbrook to Houston Rockets for Chris Paul and Draft Picks

THE TULSA WORLD POINTED OUTTODAY..

RUSSELL WESTBROOK'SFIRST GAME, IN A THUNDERUNIFORM..

WAS ACTUALLYPLAYED RIGHT HERE IN TULSA..A PRESEASON MATCHUP WITH THEROCKETS, AT THE B-O-K CENTER- 11 YEARS AGO..

(THEROCKETS, HUH?)..TONIGHT..

JUST SO HAPPENS,RUSS WAS BACK IN DOWNTOWNTULSA..

--AT A COMEDY SHOW,HE SPONSORED--..

WHEN HERECEIVED THE NEWS..

HISCAREER WITH THE THUNDER..

ISOVER..E-S-P-N REPORTING TONIGHT..THE THUNDER HAS AGREED TOTRADE WESTBROOK TO THEHOUSTON ROCKETS..

INEXCHANGE FOR CHRIS PAUL..TWO 1ST ROUND PICKS..

ANDTWO PICK SWAPS..

WHERE TOSTART????..

PAUL..

--ONE OFTHE GREAT POINT GUARDS OFHIS ERA--..

9 TIMES, AN ALLSTAR..

ACTUALLY PLAYED ASEASON IN O-K-C WITH THEHORNETS, MANY YEARS AGO..

ATAGE 34..

HE'S PLAYED HISBEST BALL..

AND MANY PEOPLEBELIEVE THE THUNDER ARELIKELY TO BUY OUT HISCONTRACT, SO HE CAN SIGNELSEWHERE..

A TRUE REBUILDFOR O-K-C IS ON..

-- AS FORRUSS..

11 SEASONS WITH THETHUNDER..

HE WAS SOMETHINGTO WATCH..

NOBODY MOREATHLETIC..

NOBODY PLAYINGTHE GAME WITH MORE RECKLESSABANDON..

HE WAS ROBIN, TOKEVIN DURANT'S BATMAN..

ASO-K-C MADE SEVERAL DEEPPLAYOFF RUNS..

THEN..

WHENK-D LEFT FOR GOLDEN STATE..HE SAID 'WHY NOT' STAY??..AND BECAME BELOVED IN THESOONER STATE..

8 TIME-ALLSTAR..

2-TIME SCORINGCHAMPION..

IN 2016..

LEAGUEM-V-P..

THE ONLY PLAYER TOAVERAGE A TRIPLE DOUBLE INTHREE STRAIGHT SEASONS..JAMES HARDEN..

KEVINDURANT..

SERGE IBAKA..

PAULGEORGE..

NOW, RUSSELLWESTBROOK..

END, OF AN ERAIN O-K-C..

FORMER SOONER ANDCURRENT L-A RAMS SAFETY,STEVEN PARKER..

AT THE EVENTTONIGHT..

HATES TO SEE RUSSGO..SAM PRESTI..

TRADING PAULGEORGE, JERAMI GRANT AND NOWWESTBROOK, THIS WEEK..

INEXCHANGE..

ALL OF THIS, INFUTURE N-B-A DRAFTS..

THATIS 15 1ST ROUND PICKS IN THENEXT 7 YEARS..



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