Watch: Russell Westbrook gets hyped up with elaborate pregame dance

Monday December 28th, 2015

Thunder teammates Russell Westbrook and Cameron Payne got pumped up on Sunday with a fairly elaborate dance routine. 


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Payne is only a rookie, but he seems to have learned already what Jeremy Lamb didn’t pick up on—always play along with Russ’s rituals. 


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Whatever the routine was, it worked. Westbrook finished one rebound shy of a triple double in Oklahoma City’s 122–112 win over the Nuggets, with 30 points, 12 assists and nine boards. 


Oklahoma City improved to 21–10 while Denver fell to 12–19.

- Dan Gartland

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