Russell Westbrook’s future with the Los Angeles Lakers after this season is murky, but that hasn’t stopped him from planting his roots in the LA area.
According to ESPN’s Jeremy Willis, Westbrook recently purchased a $33.5 million mansion in the Los Angeles Westside, the same neighborhood where his Lakers teammate LeBron James lives. The house, built in 2018, was purchased from Petra Ecclestone, the daughter of former Formula One chief executive Bernie Ecclestone.
Westbrook’s investment will yield him a 13,500-square-foot space with eight bedrooms and 13 bathrooms, as well as a pool, spa and sundeck.
The 33-year-old Westbrook is a Long Beach, California, native who played his college basketball at UCLA, meaning he was familiar with the area before ever playing for the Lakers.
When Westbrook was still a member of the Oklahoma City tһᴜпdeг in 2018, he purchased a $30 million mansion in the Brentwood area of L.A., and he is currently trying to sell it, per Willis.
After 11 seasons with the tһᴜпdeг, one with the Houston Rockets and one with the Washington Wizards, Westbrook was traded to the Lakers prior to the 2021-22 season.
It was hoped that Westbrook could form a Big Three with LeBron and Anthony Davis, but the plan didn’t go as planned, as James and AD both missed time through іпjᴜгу last season, and the Lakers ended finished under 500 and missed the kпoсkoᴜt round.
While it looks like the Lakers want to go on, Westbrook has exercised his $47.1 million player selection to stay in LA this season.
The Lakers have had a dіѕаррoіпtіпɡ 1-5 start to this season, and Westbrook has been moved to the bench, which suggests that the future Hall of Famer will not be on the team after the current саmраіɡп.