-There’s so much
to talk to you about. -There’s a lot.
-There’s a lot. There’s basketball. There’s
a fashion line, your charity. But also you have your hands
full at home. How are the twins?
How are the babies? [ Audience “aw”s ] -Same thing I say
every morning. -Yeah, yeah, right, yeah.
-Yeah, it’s great. -How old?
-My son is two. And my daughters
are nine months now. -Wow.
-I know, it’s so great. -Is he a big brother now?
Does he love it? -Yeah, he loves it until I got
the girls with me and he gets upset.
-Then he gets jealous. Yeah, yeah, yeah.
[ Laughter ] And you and your wife Nina
just celebrated your fourth wedding
anniversary? Is that right?
-Fourth, yeah. Fourth. -That’s great.
-Yeah. [ Applause ]
Yeah. -You — you dated
for a while, right? -Yeah. 12 years.
-How long did you guys date? -12 years.
-No, no. -Since college. -Russ, you can’t date
someone for 12 years. [ Laughter ] Dude, what is wrong
with you, man? How’d you get away with that? -Yeah, I don’t know.
-Oh, my gosh. How did you do that?
Yeah, but, you met in — in college, right? UCLA?
-Yeah. Yeah. -And she played
basketball as well. -She did. She was actually a lot
better than I was in college. -Yeah.
-She was. She was a lot better than me. -Do you guys ever play
one on one? -You know, we did.
We did. Uh, she won. She won.
[ Laughter ] And then she never
played me again. So I guess she just —
-She wanted to go out on top? -That’s it, that’s it.
-Yeah, smart. Over the summer, you —
you got traded to Houston. -Yeah. Yeah.
-The Houston Rockets. So this is a whole new —
-Yeah, it’s exciting, man. -Whole new life for you. -Yeah, man, it’s kind of
different hearing you say, “Welcome, starting point guard
from the Houston Rockets.” It was kind of weird for me
for the first time. But —
-It is, right? -You know, it’s exciting.
I’m happy. I’m so thankful for all
the people in Oklahoma City and just excited for a new
journey, so… -Yeah.
Well, Houston’s great. I mean, they got some good —
good food over there. [ Laughter ]
-That is true. That is true. -They really got good food
in Houston. -Their food is hot though.
It’s really hot. -It really is hot.
But then you’ve got your pal James Harden.
-Yeah, the bearded one. -Yeah, the bearded one.
Yeah, exactly, yeah. He’s got a great — he’s got
one of the best beard games in the business. -I mean, yeah,
that may be true. -Yeah. But you’ve knew him
your whole life, right? -I did.
Since about 10, 11 years old. -Is that right?
-Yeah, yeah. -Would you ever grow
a James Harden beard? -Well, see, this is the problem. I’ve never shaved in my life. So, what I got is what I got.
That’s it. [ Laughter ]
That’s it. So, whatever you see…
-Really? -That’s it.
-Wow. -So, this is what
you’re gonna get. -That — that’s — that’s you
on, like, on a bender. -Yeah. So, like, I’ve been
growing this for about 30 years. [ Laughter ] This is it.
This is it. This is it. -We mocked it up to see
what you would look like if you had a beard.
-Let’s see. -And, uh…
[ Laughter ] [ Applause ]
Dude, not bad. [ Laughs ]
Not bad, though. -It ain’t bad.
See, look at that. -That’s not bad, yeah.
-It’s not bad. Only if I can grow it. -You know, “NBA 2K20”
just came out. -Yep.
-And a lot of people — It just came out.
Everyone’s excited to play. But I don’t know if you saw
your rating. You know, they rate the players
in the game. -You know what? I haven’t. I haven’t even played
the game yet. You know, I think —
as you know — -Would you like to know
what your rating is tonight? -I mean, sure.
Why not? -I mean, LeBron is 97. -Okay.
-Yeah. -That’s the best?
-That’s the best. -Okay.
-Yeah. Do you want to know your rating?
Drum roll, please? -Let’s check it out.
-Your rating is… [ Drum roll ] …90. [ Cheers and applause ]
♪♪ Is that good? [ Applause ] -I mean, I feel like they’re
clapping because it’s good. -Yeah. -But to me it just
doesn’t mean [bleep]. Nothing.
[ Laughter ] [ Applause ] -Even you throwing that,
I want to give you a 100. Right there, just for that.
It was that good. Yeah, you think the numbers
should be higher, obviously. Come on,
it’s Russell Westbrook. -I just think it should be… -Yeah.
-…a number. [ Laughter ] -You’re handling it