As he continues his march toward NBA history, Russell Westbrook reached a milestone Sunday in the Thunder’s 113-101 loss to the Charlotte Hornets, passing the 15,000-point scoring mark.
Westbrook is third all time in Oklahoma City Thunder/Seattle SuperSonics history, behind Gary Payton (18,207) and Kevin Durant (17,566). “No, it doesn’t,” Westbrook said of whether passing the milestone registers with him. “But it’s definitely something that I won’t take for granted. To be able to play this game for long enough to do that is a blessing in itself.”
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J.J. Barea Waiting to Hear From Family in Puerto Rico
As he waits to hear from his parents and other relatives in Puerto Rico, Dallas Mavericks guard J.J. Barea has launched a fundraising campaign to prepare to help people in his homeland after the island was devastated by Hurricane Maria.
Barea and his wife, Viviana Ortiz, organized a relief fund on the same online platform used by Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt to raise more than $37 million to aid people affected by Hurricane Harvey. Barea’s fund had reached three-quarters of its original goal of $100,000 as of Thursday afternoon.
Source: Tim MacMahon of ESPN
Lakers Ink Jersey Sponsor Deal with Wish
The Los Angeles Lakers will wear the Wish logo on their jerseys starting this season after agreeing to a three-year deal with the California-based e-commerce mobile app company.
The Lakers’ multiyear deal with Wish — a company that rose to prominence recently as a sponsor of the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight — will be for $12-14 million annually, as first reported by the Sports Business Journal. The jersey sponsorship ranks second behind the Golden State Warriors’ deal with Rakuten, which is worth $20 million annually and includes naming rights to the Warriors’ team facility.