This year has been quite amazing for Russell Westbrook. The star athlete was deemed the Most Valuable Player (MVP) by his team, the Oklahoma City Thunder, and welcomed a son named Noah with his wife, Nina.

“I think fatherhood would change anybody when you have your first son,” Russell tells TIME. “It’s been amazing,” he adds.


What’s also been amazing is Russell’s new book that is based on his keen sense of style. “Basketball is the axis that allows me to do the things that I do,” Russell reveals. “I have so much love for the game and it gives me the option to be able to jump into fashion. I really love that they’re both different ways to express yourself; basketball is one way to express yourself, as is what you wear.”

Westbrook rocked a pink outfit with Gucci t-shirt during his recent visit to Jimmy Fallon’s show. The NBA star wore the outfit proudly, despite losing a bit of one-on-one basketball to the show’s host.

“My mom, from day 1, dressed me, my brother, my dad, kept us up to par on everything that was going on in the fashion world,” Russell tells TIME. “To this day, she’s always fresher than me every time I see her. She’s who I look up to when it comes to style.”

You can get an up-close look at Russell Westbrook’s style in his new book, Russell Westbrook: Style Drivers. Noah is Russell and Nina’s only child.

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Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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