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2012 London Olympics: Russell Westbrook Talks About Making The Olympic Team

Russell Westbrook talks about making the Olympic team.

July 7, 2012; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Team USA guard Russell Westbrook during practice at the UNLV Mendenhall Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-US PRESSWIRE
July 7, 2012; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Team USA guard Russell Westbrook during practice at the UNLV Mendenhall Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-US PRESSWIRE

Russell Westbrook is one of three Oklahoma City Thunder players who have made the Olympic roster for Team USA. For Westbrook, this is his first trip to the Olympics, and he did a question and answer session with the Oklahoman's Darnell Mayberry about the upcoming experience.

Westbrook talked about what it meant to be going through this experience with teammate Kevin Durant:

It'll be great, man. I mean, Kevin and me, we can both go through this together. Hopefully we have another opportunity to win another medal together. We're just going to embrace it and have fun.

He also got into how great it was to really get to know other NBA stars off the court:

It's crazy, because you really never know how they are as people. You kind of just see them on the court and don't say much. Well, I don't say nothing. But you don't talk to them as much. When you get an opportunity to hang with them outside of it, it's kind of cool.

He also spoke of how the experience playing in the 2010 FIBA World Championship helped him be more prepared for the international game. Plus, Westbrook was asked about if the Olympics were a dream of his growing up, and Westbrook was into watching the Olympics but never thought about playing in them.

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