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Oklahoma City mayor declares today Russell Westbrook Day

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OKLAHOMA CITY - OCTOBER 29: Mayor Mick Cornett addresses the crowd before the Milwaukee Bucks play the Oklahoma City Thunder at the Ford Center on October 29, 2008 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

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The Oklahoma Hall of Fame inducted Kevin Durant last year, an honor many believed was designed to induce to re-sign with the Thunder.

If that was the intention, it failed. Durant bolted for the Warriors.

Let’s see how another civic honor works, this time for Russell Westbrook.

Oklahoma City mayor Mick Cornett:

Obviously, Cornett is honoring Westbrook for extending his contract with the Thunder.

But Westbrook will likely be a free agent in fewer than two years. Will the appreciation Oklahoma City has shown for him today make a difference then?