Reactions To Westbrook's Contract Extension

Friday, September 29th 2017, 4:29 pm
By: News 9

Russell Westbrook’s re-signing announcement Friday has Oklahoma City Thunder fans giddy.

His penning of a long-term contract coincides with the release of brand-new Thunder merchandise at the Thunder team shop on the west side of Chesapeake Energy Arena. It also comes on the same day as Kevin Durant’s birthday.

Thunder superfan John “Thunder Boy Wonder” Bling greeted fans as they entered the team shop Friday afternoon.

“Man, I’m bouncing right now! I’m on another level! I was just running down the street a while ago talking about Russell Westbrook and the police pulls me over and asks me if I’m alright!”

Thunder fan Sonja Lee bought herself a new Russell Westbrook jersey to celebrate her own birthday, which was Thursday. She also says she purchased a few tickets to key upcoming games.

“Of course,” she said, "I got that Golden State. I got that home game for the Rockets on Christmas Day and I am looking forward to them showing up and showing out!"

The news of course took social media by storm on a sleepy Friday afternoon. Here's the best reactions we could find.

Sam Presti just officially put a bow on one of the greatest summers ever in league history for an executive.

— Royce Young (@royceyoung) September 29, 2017

#ThunderUp?? #WhyNot #OneOklahoma??

— Oklahoma Football (@OU_Football) September 29, 2017

This will be looked back on as one of the most important signings to a market in league history.

— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) September 29, 2017

High profile millennial chooses OKC as home thru 2024.

— Mick Cornett (@MickCornett) September 29, 2017

6 years $233 million


— Victoria (@CountOnVic) September 29, 2017

OKC fans

— CJ Fogler (@cjzero) September 29, 2017

Congrats to my G @russwest44 on that bag!!! OKC got a great one!!(like they don't already know)????‍?? #WhyNot

— LeBron James (@KingJames) September 29, 2017

By Mayor Mick Cornett's official proclamation: From this day forward, Every Day is Russell Westbrook Day. #WhyNot

— City of OKC (@cityofokc) September 29, 2017

— Wobsell Perezbrook (@World_Wide_Wob) September 29, 2017

Russell Westbrook might be the last player ever to play his entire career in one city.

— Chris Martin Palmer (@ChrisPalmerNBA) September 29, 2017

Kevin Durant using his second Twitter acc to talk trash about Westbrook's contract right now.

— RAVENS 2-1 (@JohnWallGOAT1__) September 29, 2017


The news of Russell Westbrook signing his contract extension with the Thunder took social media by storm on a sleepy Friday afternoon. Here are some of the best reactions we could find.