After he recorded the second 20-20-20 game in NBA history,  posting 20 points, 20 rebounds and 21 assists, OKC Thunder superstar Russell Westbrook walked off the floor following a 119-103 win with a heavy heart, having dedicated the performance to his recently passed friend.

“That’s for Nipsey!” Westbrook yelled as he slapped his chest.

“Grateful to play the game, but that wasn’t for me, man. That was for my bro, man. That was for Nipsey,” Westbrook said on the TNT broadcast on the court after the game. “Rest in peace to Nipsey, man. I’m just thankful to go out there and compete at a high level, man. Thankful to have these teammates. Thankful and humbled to go out there and play the game I love.”

Following the game, he signed a stack of box scores to be passed out among Thunder staffers and ball boys, but he took the historic game ball home with him.

“Just an unbelievable moment that I definitely won’t take for granted, won’t let pass by,” Westbrook said. “Just completely humbled and thankful to go out and play, man. I don’t even know what to say, how to put it into words, honestly. I just do what I can, honestly.”

Pretty cool moment for Russell to honor someone he obliviously cared a great deal for. 

That’s exactly how you pay your respects on the hardwood. 

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