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Russell Westbrook Signs With Jordan Brand

 

In a move that makes almost too much sense, Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder has signed an endorsement deal with Jordan Brand. After Dwyane Wade left the company to join Chinese sneaker company, Li-Ning, Jordan Brand’s void for an explosive scoring guard is filled by one of the most exciting young players in the National Basketball Association.

“We are very excited to welcome Russell to the Jordan family,” said Michael Jordan in a statement. “Russell’s style, both on and off the court, combined with his love and dedication to the game make him a perfect fit for the Jordan Brand.  We love the drive and passion for basketball that Russell brings.”

Westbrook was fifth in the league this past season, averaging 23.6 points per contest  to go along with 5.5 assists and 4.6 rebounds during the 2011-12 regular season. The 23-year-old Thunder guard helped lead his team along with Kevin Durant to the NBA Finals last year and helped the United States Olympic team achieve Gold medal status this past summer.
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