On July 12, National Basketball Association star Russell Westbrook was honored as the Best Male Athlete at the 25th annual Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly (ESPY) Awards.
The ESPY recognizes the world’s greatest athletes who have had remarkable performances and people who have overcome obstacles through perseverance and determination.
“I’m just humbled to be on this stage in a room full of great athletes. I’m just humbled and very thankful,” Westbrook told ESPN.
On the baskeball front, Westbrook surpassed Oscar Robertson for the most triple doubles in NBA history with 42. According to ESPN, he led the league in scoring (31.6) points, third in assists (10.4) and was tenth in rebounds (10.7) per game.
The 28-year-old superstar is from Long Beach, Calif. He attended undergrad at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and was drafted by the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2008.