Russell Westbrook opens his first fashion store in Los Angeles

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Russell Westbrook opens his first fashion store in Los Angeles
Russell Westbrook opens his first fashion store in Los Angeles

Russell Westbrook bought a space of over 210 square meters in downtown Los Angeles, after he opened his first store of his Honor the Gift project, a clothing and accessories brand launched in September 2017 and already distributed in over 60 stores.

throughout the United States. Honor the Gift said on its site: "This is the story of a little boy from the Los Angeles ghetto who, with self-confidence and dedication, continued to work hard to achieve success."

The Los Angeles Lakers star's brand also has stores in Australia and England, South Korea and Italy.

The online sale is now accompanied by the presence of a flagship store that Westbrook on the Streetwear Community of Los Angeles, at 130 North La Brea Avenue. Russell Westbrook was born in Long Beach, California to Russell Westbrook Jr.

and Shannon Horton. He has a younger brother named Raynard. Growing up in Hawthorne, Westbrook and his best friend Khelcey Barrs III harbored hopes of going to UCLA and playing together. In May 2004, however, Barrs died of an enlarged heart during a game.

On August 29, 2015, Westbrook married his college sweetheart Nina Earl. The couple's first child, a boy named Noah Russell Westbrook, was born in 2017. The couple then had twin daughters in 2018. Many analysts, commentators and former NBA players have questioned Westbrook's style of play, considering him not conducive to winning a title for his team: Westbrook, in fact, has been accused of being a stat-padder, or aiming to increase their own personal loot of rebounds, points and assists to get the triple double at the expense, however, of the outcome of the match itself or the personal statistics of their teammates.

In all four seasons that Westbrook has maintained a triple-double average in the regular-season, his team has always gone out in the first round of the playoffs. Many others, however, have pointed out that the Thunder's win rate when Westbrook signed a triple double is much higher than when he failed: in the 2016-17 season, which ended with a record 42 triple doubles, the Thunder won 33 of the 42 games (78.5%) but only scored 13 in the remaining 39 (33.3%) in which Westbrook did not finish with a triple double.

Oscar Robertson has spoken out against those who accused Westbrook of never winning a title because of his selfish, personal stats-only style of play, calling their criticisms ridiculous.

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