Oklahoma City mayor declares today Russell Westbrook Day

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The Oklahoma Hall of Fame inducted Kevin Durant last year, an honor many believed was designed to induce to re-sign with the Thunder.

If that was the intention, it failed. Durant bolted for the Warriors.

Let’s see how another civic honor works, this time for Russell Westbrook.

Oklahoma City mayor Mick Cornett:

Obviously, Cornett is honoring Westbrook for extending his contract with the Thunder.

But Westbrook will likely be a free agent in fewer than two years. Will the appreciation Oklahoma City has shown for him today make a difference then?