While accepting the league MVP award on Monday night, OKC star, Russell Westbrook with tears in his eyes thanked his wife, Nina Westbrook for holding him down.
“You hold me down. You keep me in check through good and through bad,” he said as he tried to keep it together on stage. “You make sure I’m on the right track and I’m so appreciative of you because so sacrifice so, so much for me every single day and I can’t thank you enough. As a wife in this league, to be able to sacrifice some of the things you sacrifice and everything that you do, I can’t put it in words and describe how thankful I am to have you in my life. You’ve blessed me with a beautiful son that I’m so thankful for. You continue to make me go. Every time I come home I just, regardless of a good or bad game, every time I see your face I just smile. It does nothing but brighten me up. I just want to say I love you and I thank you for everything you’ve done for me thus far. You’re the best wife a husband like me could ask for and I love you, Sugar. Love you very much.”
The couple, who have been married since August 2015, have a one year old son named Noah.