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Russell Westbrook new father of baby boy

Russell Westbrook

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) waves to the crowd after tying the record for triple-doubles in a season in the third quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, April 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

AP

It’s been a good year for Russell Westbrook.

Coming off an MVP level season where he was the first person to average a triple-double in 55 years, he broke the news that he is the father of a new baby boy, named Noah.

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Westbrook had said after the Thunder were eliminated that he was going to focus on the birth of his child and being there for his family, then worry about a contract extension or anything like that later. The Thunder can offer him a super-max, designated player contract this summer and are expected to do so. It’s also expected that he’ll sign it.

But it’s understandable that he wants to focus on family right now. As he should.

Congratulations to Westbrook and his family. Savor the time together.