It was the first time he had had the opportunity to meet Jordan. “I was probably 10 or 11 years old [years old] ” Recalled Westbrook. “I went to a Michael Jordan camp. My parents sent me to his Santa Barbara camp. “
Westbrook said that children usually line up to meet Jordan at the end of the camp. The kids would bring something like a bullet to put Jordan on the autograph. When it was his turn, recalls Jordan, he was in the middle of a game and kept playing.
“My trainer was like come on, come on, you’re going to miss the opportunity to get a picture with Michael Jordan. and an autograph with him. I said to myself, “Don’t worry, it’s okay, I don’t need it now.” So I didn’t have a photo with Michael Jordan, I didn’t have an autograph. I literally did not line up. I just kept playing basketball, I kept playing.
“When the camp was over and I got home, my mom and dad were like,” Did you get the ball signed? “I was literally saying to myself:” No, I was playing in a pickup game. ‘T click for me. ”
Russell Westbrook Can More Than Meet Michael Jordan Now
Currently a star player himself, Westbrook can meet Jordan more easily. And it’s not that Westbrook is not a fan of Jordan. Westbrook, who played 11 seasons for Oklahoma City Thunder, became a member of the Oklahoma City Thunder Hall of Fame in 2016. Interestingly, Jordan was the one he called at the time to honor him.
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After a successful career in Oklahoma, Westbrook joined the Houston Rockets before the start of the 2019/20 season. He joins James Harden with aspirations adding rings to his achievements. Before the league’s suspension, the Rockets finished sixth in the Western Conference with a 40-24 win-loss record.