Russell Westbrook parents are Shannon Horton and Russell Westbrook Jr. Russell grew up in California alongside his brother Raynard Westbrook.
Westbrook was traded to the NBA's Utah Jazz in 2023. Russell won the league MVP award and averaged a triple-double for a season in 2017.
Star players like Jayson Tatum defended him when the Lakers decided to trade the former MVP.
Westbrook also played for the United States national team and won the Olympics gold in 2012.
He played college basketball for the UCLA Bruins men's basketball program. He declared to enter the 2008 NBA draft after finishing his college basketball career.
Westbrook Jr Is A Former Athlete
Russell dad Russell Westbrook Jr is a former basketball player. Westbrook Jr played during his college days.
He is passionate about sports but he never played at a high level.
Besides basketball Westbrook Jr is also interested in football and boxing.
He encouraged his children to pursue athletic careers. He also taught them various basketball techniques and skills.
Jr used to set up training exercises for them to learn all the game's tips and tricks.
Wesstbrook Jr also attends and cheers up for his son's game. His son Rusell stated that the biggest inspiration in his life comes from his dad and mom.
Before every game, Russell gets in connection with his father and mother. He rang them every day and if they didn't answer the call he called up his brother and told him to call them.
Russell and his father are also involved in a charitable program. They have a foundation named 'Russell Westbrook Why Not? Foundation.'
Russell has shared many pictures of him on his social media.
Russell Westbrook Mother Leads A Foundation
Westbrook mom Shannon Horton is on the board of directors at Russell Westbrook Why Not? Foundation.
Shannon has helped his son to get into fashion. She has always motivated and encouraged him to achieve his goal.
Russell credited Shannon for getting him into fashion. He released his new shoes inspired by her with Jordan brand called 'Mama's Style.'
After releasing the shoes he tweeted "My mom is who first got me into fashion & nobody can shop & find a deal like her! This shoe is inspired by her & all the times we would go shopping at all the Swap Meets in la."
Shannon is close with her son and they both enjoy each other company. Together they have attended many events.
They attended the Barneys New York Hostss dinner attend Barneys New York Hosts Dinner at the sunset tower hotel in West Hollywood, California on July 22, 2015.
Shannon celebrated her 50th birthday on 20 February 2019. Russell posted a picture on his Facebook account to wish her a happy birthday.
Westbrook Brother Is An Influencer
Russell Westbrook brother Raynard Westbrook is a chief content officer at Westbrook Enterprises.
Raynard played football in his college. Raynard had his bachelor's degree from the University of Central Oklahoma majoring in broadcast journalism.
He graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a master's degree in mass communication media studies in 2017.
Raynard has actively been involved in his Westbrook family foundation.
He shares a strong bond with Russell and his wife. He wished Russell a happy anniversary through his Instagram account on August 29, 2017.
He is in a relationship with Ash and has a son. He shared a picture on his Instagram account on May 9, 2021, with the caption "Happy Mother’s Day baby girl continue being the great mom you are!! Enjoy your day love you."
Is Evina Westbrook Related To Russell?
No, Evina Westbrook is not related to Russell Westbrook. Evina and Russell only share similar surnames.
Despite the confusion about Evina being Russell's sister, Raynard is his only sibling.
Evina is a professional basketball player born to James Westbrook and Eva Westbrook. She has four brothers named James and Tko Westbrook, Bryce Clifton and Tyler Antoun.
She followed in his father's footsteps. James played basketball at Oregan State University.
Evina plays basketball for the Washington Mystics of the WNBA. As a freshman in Tennessee, she started all 33 games and was named to the SEC All-freshman team.
Her Instagram username is @evina_22. She has a verified Instagram account with 58.4k followers and 32 posts.
Inside Russell Westbrook Family Life
Russell was born in Long Beach and raised in Los Angeles. Westbrook began playing basketball at a young age because his father used to train him.
His mother was in charge of his career and academics.
He had a best friend name Khelcey Barrs III and they both played together and attended UCLA. Barrs received a college scholarship and he has excellent basketball skills.
Khelcey passed away of an enlarged heart during a pick-up game in 2004, and Westbrook appeared even more determined to succeed in his best friend's memory.
Russell married his wife Nina Earl on August 29, 2015. Russell and Nina have one son and two daughters.
The pair first met while playing for the UCLA basketball team and started dating. Russell proposed to Nina on September 4, 2014.
Nina is a former basketball player at UCLA. She was born on January 16, 1989, in Southern California to her parents Michael Earl and Jennifer Lyons.
Nina Is An Entrepreneur
Nina is a founder the Minibrook kids apparel. She also has a boutique in Oklahoma named Little Ark.
Nina is also a founder of the digital wellness community Bene.
Earl is a psychology major from UCLA and a minor in English literature. She did her Master's degree in Clinical psychology.
According to her LinkedIn account, she is a psychotherapist in private practice at Levan Counseling and Consulting.
Russell Is Raising Three Children
Russell has three kids, one son Noah Russell Westbrook and twin daughters Jordyn and Skye Westbrook.
Noah Russell Westbrook
Noah is the oldest son of Russell born on May 16, 2017, in Oklahoma City.
Russell announced the birth of Noah through his social media profiles. Noah shares strong bonds with his sisters.
They celebrated Christmas and New Year with their mom and dad on December 25, 2021. His mom Nina and dad Russell has posted many pictures of him on their social media account.
Noah has also done photoshoots carrying a basketball, and like his dad, he may pursue a basketball career in the future.
Jordyn And Skye Westbrook Are Twins
Twin daughters Jordyn and Skye Westbrook were born on November 17, 2018.
As of 2023, they are five years old. They are spending time with their mom and dad.
They often attend Russell's games and cheer him up. Skye and Jordyn were seen playing basketball with their dad, mom, and brother on December 29, 2020.