NBA stars have been showing their emotions about the recent death of rapper Nipsey Hussle. It affected the NBA community greatly, and the reverberations of Hussle’s death are sure to last throughout the season.
Oklahoma City star Russell Westbrook is one of the players who has taken Hussle’s passing to heart. Westbrook went to UCLA and grew up in Hawthorne, less than 10 miles away from Hussle’s Crenshaw.
On Tuesday, the Thunder took on the Los Angeles Lakers in Oklahoma City. Westbrook notched another triple-double, this time grabbing a historic 20-20-20. After the game, Westbrook said that he had dedicated his performance to Hussle’s memory.
It seems like Westbrook putting up stat lines like this is getting to be old hat at this point, but when it’s dedicated to the memory of a guy who impacted so many, not only in the NBA but in Los Angeles, it’s hard not to take note.