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Sport Westbrook's toddler steals show at All-Star Media Day

21:00  15 february  2020
21:00  15 february  2020 Source:   rocketswire.com

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Houston Rockets guard Russell Westbrook was ready for the usual array of basketball questions from reporters at Saturday’s media availability in Chicago for 2020 NBA All-Stars.

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But the former MVP wasn’t quite as prepared for his two-year-old son, Noah, to take the microphone. Noah, who celebrates his third birthday in May, is the oldest of three children by Westbrook and his wife, Nina.

Though Westbrook is a nine-time All-Star, this weekend represents his first All-Star Game experience with a child old enough to begin enjoying it. That’s exactly what Noah did Saturday by grabbing the microphone and making noises during his father’s media session with reporters.

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Now 31 years old, Westbrook also has a pair of twin daughters named Skye and Jordan, born in November 2018. Though the younger girls weren’t with him at the podium in Chicago, Westbrook acknowledged them on Instagram with a photo post on Friday’s Valentine’s Day.

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As for basketball, Westbrook and Houston backcourt mate James Harden will each play for Team LeBron in Sunday’s All-Star Game. Tip-off is at 7 p.m. Central, with the game televised nationally on TNT.

In his first season with the Rockets (34-20), Westbrook is averaging 27.2 points (46.3% shooting), 8.0 rebounds, and 7.2 assists in 36.0 minutes per game. Largely led by a historic scoring run from Westbrook, Houston has won five of its last seven games overall.

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