OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Russell Westbrook never considered waiting for what options he might have had other than returning to the Oklahoma City Thunder.
The All-Star point guard, who helped the Thunder to the Western Conference finals last season, was more than happy with the only place he’s called home in the NBA.
Westbrook signed a five-year, $80 million contract extension and returned to Oklahoma City for the first time Sunday for a news conference.
Westbrook says he wanted to be somewhere he felt wanted, and Oklahoma City has supported him since general manager Sam Presti made him a surprising No. 4 pick in the 2008 draft.
Since then, Westbrook has developed into one of the league’s most dynamic point guards while making his team a title contender.
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