It’s been an eventful summer for Russell Westbrook. He participated in Team USA minicamp, launched his first signature shoe with Jordan Brand (the Westbrook Zero) and he’s capping it off by marrying longtime girlfriend Nina Earl, about a month before training camp.
Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Russell Westbrook is getting a ring even before the NBA season begins — he’s marrying his longtime GF this weekend in a pretty baller setting.
TMZ Sports has learned … Russell and Nina Earl will walk down the aisle in Beverly Hills on Saturday — just about a year after they started planning. As we reported, they announced their engagement last September … when Nina posted a pic of her $700k ring!
Earl and Westbrook have been together since they were in college at UCLA. Knowing Westbrook, his wedding-day suit will be something memorable.
Being tall has made Enes Kanter a lot of money — this summer, the 6-foot-11 center signed a four-year, $70 million offer sheet with the Blazers that the Thunder ultimately matched. Even in the NBA, Kanter isn’t usually dwarfed. Which makes this photo he took with the world’s tallest man, 8-foot-3 fellow Turkish native Sultan Kosem, incredible:
This is something of a throwback to the photos we used to see all the time of Yao Ming making very large humans look tiny. But Kosem would tower over even Yao.
I think I know how James Harden and Kevin Durant are hoping this turns out…
Lil B says James Harden stole his “cooking dance” and threw the Based God Curse on him (although he since has said he lifted the curse on the beard), now the rapper gets to show off his game and if he’s good enough to do that dance in game. Because we know Harden backs it up.
Lil B has accepted an invitation to try out for the Delaware 87ers, the D-League affiliate of the Philadelphia 76ers (hat tip The Fader).
People are already hyping Lil B.
You know if it turns out Lil B can ball and makes the team, Sixers GM Sam Hinkie will sign him and trade him for two future second rounders.
I wouldn’t count on the rapper suiting up for the 87ers this season — the most a full-time D-League player makes is $25,000, which would be a pretty steep pay cut I would guess.
But the tryouts just got a lot more entertaining — especially if the Based God Curse hits the 87ers opponents.