Thun­der star West­brook signs ex­ten­sion

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OK­LA­HOMA CITY » Rus­sell West­brook is stay­ing with the Thun­der.

The su­per­star point guard and reign­ing NBA MVP has signed a con­tract ex­ten­sion to re­main in Ok­la­homa City, the team an­nounced Fri­day. ESPN said it would be for five years and worth $205 mil­lion.

West­brook made an In­sta­gram post Fri­day af­ter­noon, a photo of him yelling at Ch­e­sa­peake En­ergy Arena with his arms raised in the air. His words of choice to go with the photo are the words he lives by and the name of his char­i­ta­ble foun­da­tion: “WHY NOT??”

West­brook said this week that Ok­la­homa City is where he wanted to be. He said he was thrilled with the off­sea­son ad­di­tions of four-time All-Star Paul Ge­orge and 10-time All-Star Carmelo An­thony. Both have player op­tions on their deals after this season.

“I love be­ing here,” he said. “I’m ex­cited about the season. Ob­vi­ously, with a lot of new changes, and I’m ex­cited.”

West­brook av­er­aged a triple-dou­ble last season and was the league scor­ing cham­pion.

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